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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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Saturday January 1, 2022School holidaysSchool holidays
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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Monday January 3, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Wednesday January 26, 2022Australia DayNational Day
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Monday January 31, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday March 14, 2022Canberra Day (ACT only)Secular holiday
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Sunday April 3, 2022Daylight Saving TimeSpecial Events
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Friday April 8, 2022Easter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday April 10, 2022Canberra MarathonSports events
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Friday April 15, 2022National Folk FestivalEvents, celebrations...
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Saturday April 16, 2022Holy SaturdayCatholic or protestant
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Sunday April 17, 2022EasterCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 18, 2022Easter MondayCatholic or protestant
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Monday April 25, 2022Anzac DaySecular holiday
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Thursday May 26, 2022Easter holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday May 30, 2022Day of ReconciliationSecular holiday
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Monday June 13, 2022Queen's BirthdaySecular holiday
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Friday July 1, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday July 18, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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School holidays

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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

Dates confirmed till Dec 2025

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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
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

New Year's Day

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Monday January 3, 2022
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

Australia Day

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Wednesday January 26, 2022
Secular holiday : Celebrates the first settlement by the British lead by captain Arthur Phillip (1788)

Summer holiday (end)

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Monday January 31, 2022
School holidays :

Canberra Day (ACT only)

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Monday March 14, 2022
Secular holiday :

Daylight Saving Time

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Sunday April 3, 2022
Special Events : Used to be last Sunday of March until 2007.

Easter holiday (beginning)

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Friday April 8, 2022
School holidays :

Canberra Marathon

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Sunday April 10, 2022
Sports events : Www.runningfestival.com.au/ 2022 edition confirmed

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
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

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Friday April 15, 2022
Culture : Https://www.folkfestival.org.au lasts 5 days - 2022 edition confirmed

Holy Saturday

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Saturday April 16, 2022
Catholic or protestant : paid holiday

Easter

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Sunday April 17, 2022
Catholic or protestant : paid holiday

Easter Monday

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Monday April 18, 2022
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

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Monday April 25, 2022
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).

Easter holiday (end)

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Thursday May 26, 2022
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Day of Reconciliation

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Monday May 30, 2022
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

Queen's Birthday

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Monday June 13, 2022
Secular holiday : Australia is a member of the Commonwealth Realms that recognise Queen Elizabeth II as their monarch. Queen Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was actually born at 2:40 am on April 21, 1926. Except in Queensland and Western Australia

Winter holiday (beginning)

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Friday July 1, 2022
School holidays :

Winter holiday (end)

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Monday July 18, 2022
School holidays :