Public & National Holidays in Tasmania

Tasmania is an island located on south of the mainland Australia. The region shares the same holidays as described by the federal government. However, there are a few regional holidays as well.


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    Holidays in January

    1st - New Year’s Day

    Like in every other part of the world, the city also celebrates the New Year’s Eve. The day is declared as an official holiday by the local government.

    26th - Australia Day

    It’s the national day of Australia being celebrated as one of the most important events throughout the country. The day marks the landing of British Fleet at Sydney’s Cove, claiming the Eastern Australian seaboard.

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    Holidays in February

    27th - Launceston Cup

    It’s the final of the three group thoroughbred horse races that are organized every year. The races are a part of the Summer Racing Carnival, being attended by a great number of people.

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    Holidays in March

    11th - Eight Hours Day

    Also known as the Labour day, this date commemorates the achievements of workers all around the globe. It includes the acceptance of the eight-hour-a-day principle, which states that every worker would be provided eight hours to rest and eight hours for recreation, apart from the eight hours to work.

    29th - Good Friday

    This date commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

    31st - Easter Sunday

    It’s another Christian festival that marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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    Holidays in April

    1st - Easter Monday

    Tasmania also observes Easter Monday like in many other parts of Australia. The day involves feasts with family along with praying, not to forget the Easter eggs.

    25th - ANZAC Day

    It’s a day to commemorate the soldiers who were a member of the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps, fighting in the Gallipoli campaign of World War I against the Ottoman Turks. However, it’s now used to commemorate those who served and died in military operations for their country. On this very day, the local populace pays homage to the soldiers who laid down their lives for the cause.

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    Holidays in June

    10th - Queen’s Birthday

    The city also celebrates the birthday of their monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who is the head of the state of the commonwealth realm. The day is celebrated in most of the countries of the commonwealth including Australia.

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    Holidays in December

    25th - Christmas Day

    The region of Tasmania has a great number of Christian inhabitants due to which the local government has declared it as a holiday in accordance with the federal government. The Christmas Day is followed by Boxing Day which is also a holiday.

    26th - Boxing Day

    Boxing Day is the day that follows Christmas, also being the second day of Christmas celebration, is a day celebrated in the commonwealth regions around the world. It’s a day when superiors would bestow gifts upon their subordinates as a sign of good will and for their services throughout the year. The Boxing Day gets its name from the Christmas boxes that are exchanged between people, being the first day after Christmas when they spend time with their families.

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