australia day (jan. 26)
is the biggest day of celebration in the country and is observed as a public holiday in all states and territories.
On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian. It's the day to reflect on what they have achieved and what they can be proud of in our great nation.
It's the day for them to re-commit to making Australia an even better place for the future.
queen's birthday (except western australia second mon. of june, in western australia late
The Queen's Birthday holiday is a moveable feast in Australia and New Zealand.
It celebrates the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II who is not only Queen of the United Kingdom but also Queen of Australia and New Zealand, where the Queen's Birthday is a public holiday celebrated on a Monday but on different dates.
anzac day (apr. 25)
is probably Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they soon took in that name endures to this day.
canberra day mar 19
is a public holiday held annually on the third Monday in March in the australian capitol territory to celebrate the official naming of canberra. Canberra was named at a ceremony on march 12, 1913 by lady denman, the wife of the then governor general lord denman.
proclamation day dec 26
is the south australian public holidays that celebrates the proclamation of South Australia as a British province.