Good Friday -
Friday April 14, 2017
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.
Holy Saturday -
Saturday April 15, 2017
Sunday April 16, 2017
Catholic or protestant : Considered as a public holiday since 2017
Easter Monday -
Monday April 17, 2017
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.
Easter holiday (end) -
Tuesday April 18, 2017
School holidays (please double check) :
Anzac Day -
Tuesday April 25, 2017
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).
Labour Day -
Monday May 1, 2017
Secular holiday : Queensland had been commemorated in May since 1891 and was a chance for Queenslanders to honour those who struggled to secure fair wages and working conditions including workplace health and safety provisions, an eight-hour working day and the principle of a fair day's pay for a fair day's work for both men and women.
Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show -
Thursday May 25, 2017
Tradeshows : Lasts 4 days
http://www.sanctuarycoveboatshow.com.au edition 2017 confirmed