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Australia : 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



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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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Parliament sitting days (beginning)Tuesday February 2, 2021Special Events 
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Chinese New Year**Friday February 12, 2021cards/flowers 
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parliament sitting days (end)Friday February 12, 2021Special Events 
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Valentine's Day*Sunday February 14, 2021cards/flowers 
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Parliament sitting days (beginning)Monday March 15, 2021Special Events 
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parliament sitting days (end)Friday March 26, 2021Special Events 
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April Fools Day**Thursday April 1, 2021cards/flowers 
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Good Friday*Friday April 2, 2021Catholic or protestant 
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Passover**Saturday April 3, 2021cards/flowers 
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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 Monday*Monday April 5, 2021Catholic or protestant 
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Anzac Day*Sunday April 25, 2021Secular holiday 
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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


Epiphany -
Thursday January 6, 2022

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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)


Parliament sitting days (beginning) -
Tuesday February 2, 2021

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Chinese New Year -
Friday February 12, 2021

cards/flowers : At New Year during the night, the Jade Emperor conveyed all animals. Only 12 showed up. To thank them, Buddha dedicated one symbolic year per visitor. Each new born would inherit the relevant animal's characteristics. NOT a public holiday


Parliament sitting days (end) -
Friday February 12, 2021

Special Events :


Valentine's Day -
Sunday February 14, 2021

cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February


Parliament sitting days (beginning) -
Monday March 15, 2021

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Parliament sitting days (end) -
Friday March 26, 2021

Special Events :


April Fools Day -
Thursday April 1, 2021

cards/flowers : As the story goes, in 1564, France was one of the first nations to make January 1 officially New Year's Day, instead of the last week of March which was previously observed. In 1582, the Pope followed suit. Those who went on celebrating April 1st were mocked. As the zodiacal sign was the fish, The French placed dead fish on the backs of one another. Traditions vary from country to country.


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.


Passover -
Saturday April 3, 2021

cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday


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 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.


Anzac Day -
Sunday April 25, 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).


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).