girl-blowing-bubblesIn 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 we can list the Big Days as follows.

January  –  Summer Sales and New Year Sales are being spruiked.
January 1st    – New Years Day
January 26th  – Australia Day and Australia Day Sales
February 14th  – Valentines Day

March – the 1st Monday  –  Labour Day  (WA Only)
March – the 2nd Monday  –  Labour Day  (Vic and Tas)

March 17th  – St Patrick’s 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.   And don’t forget those very popular Autumn Sales and Easter Sales that people love to HOP along to.

April  25th   – Anzac Day

May – the 1st Monday  –  Labour Day  (NT, Qld)
May – the 2nd Sunday  – Mothers Day

June  –  Winter Sales and Mid Year Sales are warming things up.
June – the 1st Monday  – Foundation Day in Western Australia.  Also called WA Day!
June – the 2nd Monday  – King’s Birthday  (Vic, NSW and SA) and it’s the opening of the Australian Snow Season
June  21st  – Winter Solstice.  Shortest day time of the year. But it is the longest night, so get creative.

July –  Xmas in July celebrated throughout the Month of July.
July 1st  – Celebrate Happy Norther Territory Day. Holiday in NT.
July 4th  – Independence Day Fourth of July
July 14th  – Bastille Day.

August –  Wedding Season is not far away.
August –  the 1st Monday. Picnic Day. Holiday in NT.
August 2nd – National Tree Day

September – Spring has Sprung and Spring Sales are in the air.
September – the 1st Sunday  – Fathers Day
September – Last weekend – Grand Final Day

October –  Wedding Season begins to swing.
October – the 1st Monday  –  Labour Day  (SA, NSW, ACT)
October 31st – Halloween / Hallows Eve

November – the 1st Tuesday  –  Cup Day and the Nation stops for the Melbourne Cup

December –  Summer season arrives and brings a festive energy.
December 25th  – Christmas Day
December 26th – Boxing Day
December 31st – New Year’s Eve is the Big celebration of the year.

We’ll add to this as we adjust and update.   Big Days indeed!