List of festivals and holidays in Australia, 2016

This post on KasaKaru gives the list of holidays, observances and festivals in Australia, for the year 2016. Check this post to know the list of festivals in Australia, also click on them to know more about each holiday in brief detail.

Date Festival(s)
January, 2016
1 New Year’s Day
6 Epiphany
7 Orthodox Christmas Day
14 Orthodox New Year
25 Tu B’Shevat (Arbor Day)
26 Australia Day
February, 2016
8 Royal Hobart Regatta
Chinese New Year
9 Carnival/Shrove Tuesday
10 Ash Wednesday
14 Valentine’s Day
March, 2016
7 Labour Day
14 Labour Day
14 Eight Hours Day
14 Adelaide Cup
Canberra Day
17 St Patrick’s Day
20 Palm Sunday
March equinox
21 Harmony Day
24 Maundy Thursday
Purim
25 Good Friday
26 Holy Saturday
27 Easter Day
28 Easter Monday
29 Easter Tuesday
April, 2016
2 Daylight Saving Time ends
23 First day of Passover
25 ANZAC Day
29 Orthodox Good Friday
30 Last day of Passover
Orthodox Holy Saturday
May, 2016
1 Orthodox Easter
2 Orthodox Easter Monday
May Day
4 Yom HaShoah
5 Ascension Day
5 Isra and Mi’raj
8 Mother’s Day
12 Yom HaAtzmaut
15 Pentecost
16 Whit Monday
22 Trinity Sunday
26 Corpus Christi
Lag B’Omer
National Sorry Day
June, 2016
6 Western Australia Day
Queensland Day
7 Ramadan begins
12 Shavuot
13 Queen’s Birthday
20 June Solstice
July, 2016
2 Laylat al
Qadr (Night of Destiny)
3 First Day of NAIDOC Week
7 Eid
al
Fitr
August, 2016
1 New South Wales Bank Holiday
Northern Territory Picnic Day
10 Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland
14 Tisha B’Av
15 Assumption of Mary
September, 2016
4 Father’s Day
13 Eid
al
Adha
22 September equinox
26 Queen’s Birthday
Family Community Day
30 AFL Grand Final Friday
October, 2016
1 Daylight Saving Time starts
3 Rosh Hashana
Muharram/Islamic New Year
Queen’s Birthday
Labour Day
4 Feast of St Francis of Assisi
12 Yom Kippur
17 First day of Sukkot
23 Last day of Sukkot
24 Shmini Atzeret
25 Simchat Torah
30 Diwali/Deepavali
31 Halloween
November, 2016
1 All Saints’ Day
Melbourne Cup Day
2 All Souls’ Day
7 Recreation Day
11 Remembrance Day
27 First Sunday of Advent
December, 2016
8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception
12 Prophet’s Birthday
21 December Solstice
24 Christmas Eve
25 First Day of Hanukkah
Christmas Day
26 Boxing Day
27 Christmas/Boxing Day Holiday
Proclamation Day
31 New Year’s Eve
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