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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

  • Currency: Dollar (AUD)
  • Internet extension: .au - Telephone code: +61 - International dialing code: 0011 - GMT offset: see respective States (DST: yes)
  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Monday December 26, 2022Boxing DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday December 27, 2022Christmas Day (forwarded to Tuesday)Catholic or protestant
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    Sunday January 1, 2023New Year's DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday January 1, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Monday January 2, 2023New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular holiday
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    Thursday January 26, 2023Australia DayNational Day
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    Friday January 27, 2023Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday March 13, 2023Canberra Day (ACT only)Secular holiday
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    Sunday April 2, 2023Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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    Thursday April 6, 2023Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday April 7, 2023National Folk FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Saturday April 8, 2023Holy SaturdayCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday April 9, 2023EasterCatholic or protestant
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    Sunday April 9, 2023Canberra MarathonSports events
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    Monday April 10, 2023Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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    Monday April 24, 2023Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Tuesday April 25, 2023Anzac DaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 29, 2023Day of ReconciliationSecular holiday
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    Boxing Day

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    Monday December 26, 2022
    Secular holiday : Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would traditionally receive gifts known as a Christmas box from their masters, employers or customers. Due to historical reasons, depending on the year, Boxing Day can be celebrated BEFORE Christmas

    Christmas Day (forwarded to Tuesday)

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    Tuesday December 27, 2022
    Catholic or protestant : Due to historical reasons, Christmas this year is celebrated AFTER Boxing day

    New Year's Day

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    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. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

    School holidays

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    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)
    School day duration: 6:30 hours
    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

    We carry confirmed dates till Dec 2025

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    New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Australia Day

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    Thursday January 26, 2023
    Secular holiday : Celebrates the first settlement by the British lead by captain Arthur Phillip (1788)

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Friday January 27, 2023
    School holidays :

    Canberra Day (ACT only)

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    Monday March 13, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Daylight Saving Time

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    Sunday April 2, 2023
    Special Events : Used to be last Sunday of March until 2007.

    Easter holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday April 6, 2023
    School holidays :

    National Folk Festival

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    Culture : Https://www.folkfestival.org.au lasts 5 days - 2023 edition confirmed

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    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

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    Saturday April 8, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : paid holiday

    Easter

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Catholic or protestant : paid holiday

    Canberra Marathon

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Sports events : Www.runningfestival.com.au/ 2022 edition confirmed

    Easter Monday

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    Monday April 10, 2023
    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)

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    Monday April 24, 2023
    School holidays :

    Anzac Day

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    Tuesday April 25, 2023
    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).

    Day of Reconciliation

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    Monday May 29, 2023
    Secular holiday : To help all Australians to move forward with a better understanding of their shared past, and how this affects the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples