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Holidays & Observances in Australia

Australia is a continent and country in the South Pacific Ocean. It is the largest island in the world, and the smallest continent in the world. Though Australia gained its independence from The United Kingdom in 1901, it still recognizes the British Queen as sovereign. As such, most holidays celebrated in Australia stem from celebrations in the United Kingdom, for instance, Australia celebrates the Queen’s Birthday on the second Monday in June. Over 50% of the Australian population identifies themselves as Christian, so Christian holidays are widely practiced throughout the country. There are also small populations of Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, and Jewish Australians who celebrate their own holidays.

 

Upcoming Popular Holidays

Country Observances

Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Tisha B'Av Tisha B'Av Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Daylight Saving Time DST starts Time Related
Yom Kippur Yom Kippur Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) First Day of Sukkot Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Shemimi Atzeret / Simchat Torah Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Halloween Halloween Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Veterans Day / Armistice Day / Remembrance Day Remembrance Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Advent First Sunday of Advent Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Hanukkah Hanukkah Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Christmas Christmas National, Federal, Bank, Public
National Day Australia Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Independence Day Australia Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Tu B'Shevat Tu B'Shevat Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Valentine's Day Valentines Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Canberra Day Canberra Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
St. Patrick's Day St. Patrick's Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Harmony Day Harmony Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Isra and Mi’raj Isra and Mi’raj Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Daylight Saving Time DST ends Time Related
Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Yom HaShoah Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
ANZAC Day ANZAC Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day) Yom Ha’atzmaut Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Mothers' Day Mothers Day Popular & Widely Observed Holidays
Lag BaOmer Lag BaOmer Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Whit Monday Whit Monday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Trinity Sunday Trinity Sunday Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Spiritual, Religious, Beliefs