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Australia (ACT) : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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Australia (ACT) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months



Internet extension: .au - Telephone code: +61 - International dialing code: 0011 - GMT offset: see respective States (DST: yes)
Currency: Dollar (AUD) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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New Year's Day**Friday January 1, 2021Secular holiday 
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Australia Day*Tuesday January 26, 2021National Day 
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summer holiday (end)Monday February 1, 2021School holidays 
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Canberra Day (ACT only)Monday March 8, 2021Secular holiday 
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Easter holiday (beginning)Thursday April 1, 2021School holidays 
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Good Friday*Friday April 2, 2021Catholic or protestant 
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National Folk Festival**Friday April 2, 2021Culture 
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Holy Saturday**Saturday April 3, 2021Catholic or protestant 
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Daylight Saving Time*Sunday April 4, 2021Special Events 
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Easter**Sunday April 4, 2021Catholic or protestant 
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Easter Monday*Monday April 5, 2021Catholic or protestant 
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Canberra Marathon*Sunday April 11, 2021Sports events 
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Easter holiday (end)Monday April 19, 2021School holidays 
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Anzac Day*Monday April 26, 2021Secular holiday 
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New Year's Day -
Friday January 1, 2021

Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Not a paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday


School holidays -
Saturday January 1, 2022

School holidays : Www.det.act.gov.au
calendar gazetted by the Ministry of Education
study programs are not yet aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
PISA ranking (average 493): 510 (among the 15 best WW)
Schooling is mandatory till age 16
Number of yearly instructional days: 200
No school on Saturday
School uniforms are required
Computer to student ratio: 1:3
Number of instructional hours per year in lower secondary education: 821
The Australian National University ranking: Times Higher Education #61/QS ranking #20/Shanghai #77
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Australia Day -
Tuesday January 26, 2021

Secular holiday : Celebrates the first settlement by the British lead by captain Arthur Phillip (1788)


Summer holiday (end) -
Monday February 1, 2021

School holidays :


Canberra Day (ACT only) -
Monday March 8, 2021

Secular holiday :


Easter holiday (beginning) -
Thursday April 1, 2021

School holidays :


Good Friday -
Friday April 2, 2021

Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.


National Folk Festival -
Friday April 2, 2021

Culture : Www.folkfestival.asn.au lasts 5 days - 2020 edition confirmed
Contact edit@edit.fr to get the calendar for this event or one file containing confirmed calendars of most international WW cultural events


Holy Saturday -
Saturday April 3, 2021

Catholic or protestant : paid holiday


Daylight Saving Time -
Sunday April 4, 2021

Special Events : Used to be last Sunday of March until 2007.


Easter -
Sunday April 4, 2021

Catholic or protestant : paid holiday


Easter Monday -
Monday April 5, 2021

Catholic or protestant : In the year 325, the Council of Nicée determined a date fo Easter. Full Moon would fall the 14th day of a moon month (1). Easter would be marked by the dominical letter(2)and the epactus(3). With the establishment of the equinox ne variatur on March 21, algorithms where elaborated to attribuate a date for Easter whatever the year.
Time between two consecutive new moons: 20 days 12 hours 44 minutes 2.8 - Gives a letter code for the year's calendar Age of the moon on January 1st, minus one unity, 0 being the new moon's age.


Canberra Marathon -
Sunday April 11, 2021

Sports events : Www.runningfestival.com.au/ 2021 edition confirmed (provided the Covid epidemics is stopped)


Easter holiday (end) -
Monday April 19, 2021

School holidays :


Anzac Day -
Monday April 26, 2021

Secular holiday : ANZAC(Australia and New Zealand Army Corps)Day commemorates those soldiers who died during world wars (from the Boer war to the Vietnam war), and particuarly remembers those who died during the Gallipoli campaign during WW1(Turkey).