Unlike in some countries, holidays in Australia are divided into two categories. There are those holidays that are specific to certain regions while others are holidays celebrated by the whole country. Australians always make a special effort to see to it that they enjoy their holidays with pomp and ceremony so as to make them memorable. It is quite ironic that even though Australia is called ‘the Land of the Long Weekend’, compared to other first world countries, Australia has very few public holidays.
Exactly one week after Christmas, also known as the Feast Of Circumcision, because Jesus was circumcised on that day, New Year’s Eve is the most widely celebrated holiday on earth. With theme parties, salsa dances, live performances and people having fun around every corner and pub, New Year’s Eve is an amazing moment to be in Australia.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Australia Day – Australia Day has been called ‘The Birthday of Australia’ by some people. This is because it commemorates the day in 1788 when Captain Arthur Phillip established the first English settlement in Australia at Port Jackson.
Saturday, 26 January 2013
Monday, 4 March 2013
St. Patrick’s Day
Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated in respect to Saint Patrick who is probably the most widely recognized patron saint in the world. He was captured in slavery for a number of years and at that point he found his passion for Christianity and realized his call was to convert pagans to it. People with Irish descent, and Australia has one of the most sizable Irish population, celebrate this day in his honor.
Sunday, 17 March 2013
Easter Holidays – Even though there is a clause for the separation of church from state, Australia is a predominantly Christian country and, as such, the Easter holidays are marked with a lot of celebration. In Australia, the day after Good Friday is called Easter Saturday or, in some territories, the Saturday before Easter Sunday.
Saturday to Monday, 30 March to 1 April 2013
ANZAC Day – It is a day in Australia calendar 2013 that commemorates Australian soldiers who died on the warfront in different wars in which Australia was involved. The name ANZAC is for the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps.
Thursday, 25 April 2013
Queen’s Birthday – The Queen’s birthday has been celebrated in Australia since 1788. It was designated to mark the birth of King George III. It was celebrated on the exact day of the King’s birth until the death of King George V. Ever since, it has been celebrated on the second Monday of every June.
Monday, 10 June 2013
Have a Happy Australia Holidays in 2013. .!