We found 21 articles in the Holidays by Month category

  • April

    Public holidays are a great excuse for travel. The month of April is home to some annual public holidays, and many other special events. Depending on when Easter falls, Australia celebrates Good Friday, Easter Sunday, and Easter Monday with public holidays…

  • Anzac Day

    Australia and New Zealand celebrate Anzac Day, a public holiday commemorating all the people that served in the military and died for their country. The holiday began specifically to honour fallen soldiers from World War I but has since expanded on that co…

  • Easter

    One public holiday in Australia that people look forward to is Easter. While the official holiday is on Easter Sunday, the days around Easter Sunday are also public holidays, including Good Friday and Easter Monday. In 2015, Good Friday is on 3rd April, Ea…

  • August

    August is one of those rare months that doesn’t contain any official public holidays—but there are still several excuses to plan a trip. Some regions have a Bank Holiday at the beginning of the month while other areas have festivals and events scheduled. T…

  • December

    The festive season can inspire a range of December holidays. School is out, and many families plan trips to the cities to see lights and enjoy Christmas festivals. In addition, the warm summer weather is ideal for a beach escape filled with water sports an…

  • Boxing Day Test

    The famous Boxing Day Test match held in Melbourne is played each year between Australia and another touring country. This year, the Boxing Day Test will be held between Australia and India from 26-30 December.

  • Proclamation Day

    In South Australia, the day after Christmas that in other parts of the country is celebrated as Boxing Day, is celebrated by the name of Proclamation Day. Each year on December 26, this public holiday commemorates the proclamation of South Australia as a B…

  • February

    The shortest month of the year, February, may not offer any official public holidays, but warm weather and holiday atmosphere makes the month is still a great time to travel. As the final month of summer in Australia, February offers the tail end of the wa…

  • Waitangi Day

    Waitangi Day is a special public holiday celebrating history in New Zealand. Held each year on 6th February, this holiday commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, the founding document of New Zealand. This document made New Zealand part …

  • January

    There are a few special days in the calendar that allow us to break free from routine: public holidays. These lovely days off from work provide the chance to celebrate with family and friends—and are also a great reason to travel. Instead of letting the ne…