We found 23 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…

  • Queen's Birthday

    The Queen's Birthday is a public holiday that celebrates the monarch of the Commonwealth, currently Queen Elizabeth II. Different countries celebrate the public holiday at a different time (that doesn't coincide with the Queen's actual day of birth) becaus…

  • May

    Depending on where you are in Australia, May offers up a few special public holidays. Don’t let this day off work go to waste—plan ahead and book a holiday rental somewhere you can relax with family and friends. In addition to public holidays, there are al…

  • 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…

  • October

    The lovely days of October are ripe for travel. Spring is in full swing with blooming wildflowers and the beaches across the country are starting to draw crowds to their shores. Depending on region, there are couple public holidays in October that offer lo…

  • Public Holidays

    In today’s fast-paced world, it’s more important than ever before to relax when you can. Take advantage of the next public holiday and skip out of town.

  • Volunteers Day

    In South Australia, Volunteers Day is celebrated on the same day as the Queen's Birthday. This public holiday takes place each year on the second Monday in June. In 2014, Volunteers Day will be celebrated in South Australia on Monday 09 June. This holiday …

  • 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.