In Australia our Big Days tend to be the public ones that can be directly related to the Australian culturally fun days celebrated widely around the country from Perth to Brisbane and from Hobart to Darwin.
So in terms of a calendar look we can list the Big Days as these.
January 1st – New Years Day
January 26th – Australia Day
February 14th – Valentines Day
March – the 1st Monday – Labour day (WA ONLY)
March – the 2nd Monday – Labour day (Vic and Tas)
March 17th – St Patricks Day
March – April – Good Friday and Easter based on March equinox on the Gregorian calendar. The equinox is where the sun shines directly on the equator and it happens twice a year. Day and night are nearly equal amount of time. It changes each year so Easter can be in March or April.
April 25th – Anzac Day
May – the 2nd Sunday – Mothers Day
June – the 1st Monday – Foundation Day in WA. Also called Western Australia Day!
June – the 2nd Monday – Queens Birthday (Vic, NSW and SA) and it’s the opening of the Australian Snow Season
July – Xmas in July
September – the 1st Sunday – Fathers Day
September – Last weekend – Grand Final Day
November – the 1st Tuesday – Cup Day and the Nation stops for the Melbourne Cup
December 25th – Christmas Day
December 26th – Boxing Day
December 31st – New Years Eve
We’ll add to this as we adjust and update. Big Days indeed!