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Victoria (Australia) Public Holidays 2015

Check the list of Victoria (Vic) public holidays 2015 declared by Victoria (Vic) Government in Australia.

  • The following dates are observed as public holidays in Victoria (Vic).
  • Check dates in year 2015 for New Year’s Day, Australia Day, Labour Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, ANZAC Day, Queen’s Birthday, Melbourne Cup, Christmas Day, Boxing Day in Victoria (Australia).
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Victoria Public Holidays 2015
Sr.No. Month Day Weak Day Name
1 January 1 Thursday New Year’s Day
2 January 26 Monday Australia Day
3 March 9 Monday Labour Day
4 April 3 Friday Good Friday*
5 April 4 Saturday Saturday before Easter Sunday
6 April 6 Monday Easter Monday
7 April 25 Saturday ANZAC Day*
8 June 8 Monday Queen’s Birthday
9 November 3 Tuesday Melbourne Cup
10 December 25 Friday Christmas Day*
12 December 26 Saturday Boxing Day
13 December 28 Monday Boxing Day (additional day)
  • *Restricted trading days
New Year’s Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the calendar year and is celebrated each January 1st. In Australia, the day is marked by a public holiday but, for many, it’s simply a day of recovering from the night before – New Year’s Eve.
Australia Day
Australia Day today consists of formal ceremonies around the nation along with local fun events. On January 26, 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip became the first Governor of the colony of New South Wales and the fledging colony soon began to celebrate the anniversary of this date.
Labour Day
The Labour Day public holiday varies considerably between the various states and territories. Labour Day commemorates the granting of the eight-hour working day for Australians. It is always on a Monday, creating a three-day weekend. Many people use the Labour Day holiday to relax, spend time with friends or family, play or watch sport, and enjoy traditional Aussie barbecues. Some people plan a getaway to the coast, beaches, mountains or countryside for picnics, bush-walking or camping. In Brisbane, sometimes commemorative marches or parades are held, although this can depend on the state government in office at the time.
Good Friday
Many countries observe Good Friday as a national holiday. The most important events in Christianity are the death and later resurrection of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe is the Son of God, and whose life and teachings are the foundation of Christianity. Good Friday occurs on the Friday before Easter. The day commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus.
Easter Monday
Easter Monday is a Christian holiday celebrated the day after Easter Sunday. Formerly, it was celebrated as Easter Week in many places, but was reduced to a one day celebration in the 19th century. Easter (also called Pascha) is generally accounted the most important holiday of the Christian year, observed in March or April each year to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead after his death by crucifixion, which Christians believe happened at about this time of year, almost two thousand years ago.
Anzac Day
Anzac Day – 25 April – is arguably Australia’s most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first key military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The troops in those forces became known as ANZACs, and the pride in the name endures to this day.
Queen’s Birthday
The Queen’s Birthday holiday is a moveable feast celebrating the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II who is not only Queen of Great Britain but also Queen of Australia and New Zealand. In Australia, except in the state of Western Australia, it is celebrated on the second Monday of June. The holiday also marks the start of the Australian ski season.In Western Australia, the Queen’s Birthday holiday is celebrated in late September or early October.
Melbourne Cup
Melbourne Cup Day is held on the first Tuesday in November and is the day on which one of the most famous horse races in the world is run in Melbourne. Since 1861, Melbourne Cup Day has been an official race day and, since 1877, a public holiday in Victoria. Around the nation, most of the population stops to bet on the race and watch it on TV.
Christmas Day
On this day, over 2 billion people will celebrate the birth of Christ. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which took place 25 December 1 BC. Whilst the holiday has a strong grounding in the story of the birth of Jesus, many of the traditions we associate with Christmas have evolved from pre-christian beliefs and certainly the traditions have evolved beyond purely a Christian holiday to have a wider secular significance.
Boxing Day
Boxing Day Celebrated on 26th December. Typically it will be moved and celebrated on the next weekday if 26 December is a Saturday or Sunday. It has been said that the name of Boxing Day comes from people getting rid of empty boxes from presents after Christmas day.

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