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Holidays & Observances 2014

1 Jan    New Year's Day
6 Jan    Epiphany
7 Jan    Orthodox Christmas Day
14 Jan    Prophet's Birthday
14 Jan    Orthodox New Year
16 Jan    Tu B'Shevat (Arbor Day)
26 Jan    Australia Day
27 Jan    'Australia Day' observed
31 Jan    Chinese New Year


10 Feb    Royal Hobart Regatta (Tasmania)
14 Feb    Valentine's Day


3 Mar    Labour Day (Western Australia)
4 Mar    Carnival/Shrove Tuesday
5 Mar    Ash Wednesday
10 Mar    Labour Day (Victoria)
10 Mar    Eight Hours Day (Tasmania)
10 Mar    Adelaide Cup (South Australia)
10 Mar    Canberra Day (Australian Capital Territory)
16 Mar    Purim
17 Mar    St Patrick's Day
21 Mar    March equinox


6 Apr    Daylight Saving Time ends
13 Apr    Palm Sunday
15 Apr    First day of Passover
17 Apr    Maundy Thursday
18 Apr    Orthodox Good Friday
18 Apr    Good Friday
19 Apr    Orthodox Holy Saturday
19 Apr    Easter Saturday
20 Apr    Orthodox Easter
20 Apr    Easter Day
21 Apr    Orthodox Easter Monday
21 Apr    Easter Monday
22 Apr    Last day of Passover
22 Apr    Easter Tuesday (Tasmania)
25 Apr    Anzac Day
28 Apr    Yom HaShoah


5 May    May Day (Northern Territory)
6 May    Yom HaAtzmaut
11 May    Mother's Day
18 May    Lag B'Omer
26 May    National Sorry Day
27 May    Isra and Mi'raj
29 May    Ascension Day


2 Jun    Western Australia Day (Western Australia)
4 Jun    Shavuot
6 Jun    Queensland Day
8 Jun    Pentecost
9 Jun    Whit Monday
9 Jun    Queen's Birthday (All except WA)
15 Jun    Trinity Sunday
19 Jun    Corpus Christi
21 Jun    June Solstice
29 Jun    Ramadan begins


24 Jul    Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny)
29 Jul    Eid-al-Fitr


4 Aug    New South Wales Bank Holiday (New South Wales)
4 Aug    Northern Territory Picnic Day (Northern Territory)
5 Aug    Tisha B'Av
13 Aug    Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland (Queensland)
15 Aug    Assumption of Mary


7 Sep    Father's Day
23 Sep    September equinox
25 Sep    Rosh Hashana
29 Sep    Queen's Birthday (Western Australia)
29 Sep    Family & Community Day (Australian Capital Territory)


4 Oct    Feast of St Francis of Assisi
4 Oct    Yom Kippur
5 Oct    Eid-al-Adha
5 Oct    Daylight Saving Time starts
6 Oct    Labour Day (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales)
6 Oct    Labour Day (South Australia)
6 Oct    Labour Day (Queensland)
9 Oct    First day of Sukkot
15 Oct    Last day of Sukkot
16 Oct    Shmini Atzeret
17 Oct    Simchat Torah
23 Oct    Diwali/Deepavali
25 Oct    Muharram/Islamic New Year
31 Oct    Halloween


1 Nov    All Saints' Day
2 Nov    All Souls' Day
3 Nov    Recreation Day (Tasmania)
4 Nov    Melbourne Cup Day (Victoria)
11 Nov    Remembrance Day
14 Nov    G20 Leaders’ Summit Public Holiday (Brisbane) (Queensland)
30 Nov    First Sunday of Advent


8 Dec    Feast of the Immaculate Conception
17 Dec    First Day of Hanukkah
22 Dec    December Solstice
24 Dec    Last day of Hanukkah
24 Dec    Christmas Eve
25 Dec    Christmas Day
26 Dec    Boxing Day
31 Dec    New Year's Eve



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