Which public holidays are the shops not open on in Australia?

Major retailers do not open on ANZAC Day although, because ANZAC Day falls on a Saturday in 2009, some stores will open after 1pm. Retailers generally do not open on Good Friday, Easter Sunday or Christmas Day either. On Boxing Day, department stores are open for the post-Christmas sales, as they...

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What is Australia's national holiday?

Australia's national holiday is Australia Day on January 26. This date marks the anniversary of the landing of the First Fleet in New South Wales, on 26 January 1788. This day marked the beginning of European settlement in Australia. Another holiday of national importance is ANZAC Day, on April 2...

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Why is it considered important to have this day of commemoration?

When considering the the loss to the community family's and the ongoing hardship that is the result of war it seems fitting that the people that gave up their lives their health and the family's that lost their children and fathers have a time that they can pause to honour and perhaps think of a ...

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Why do Australians celebrate Australia Day?

Australia Day commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in New South Wales on 26 January 1788. This was a significant date because it marked the beginning of European settlement in and colonisation of Australia.

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What day is Halloween in Australia 2010?

Halloween is always the last day of October, same as in the United States. The difference is that most Australians do not bother to celebrate it. A few people have parties, but all the traditional Halloween customs tend to be overlooked in Australia.

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Do you celebrate Empire Day and Australia Day on the same day or what?

Australia does not celebrate anything called "Empire Day".

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Who celebrates Australia day?

Non Indigenous Australians and immigrants who have become naturalised Australians are among those most likely to celebrate Australia Day with enthusiasm. Australia Day has become a time for increasing numbers of people to celebrate what it is to be Australian. It is unfortunate that Australia Day...

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How and when did Australia Day become a national holiday?

Australia Day celebrates the anniversary of the first permanent white settlement of Australia and a significant point in Australian history. For right or wrong, it marks the the raising of the Union Jack to claim the land as belonging to England. It took over 200 years for Australia Day to be cel...

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When is Australia's national holiday?

Australia's national holiday to celebrate what it is to be Australian is Australia Day, 26 January. This marks the anniversary of the landing of the First Fleet in 1788, and the beginning of European settlement in Australia. Another day of national significance to all Australians is ANZAC day, 25...

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What Holidays do Australians celebrate?

Go to the link below for Australian Public holidays in the various states

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Where can you play two up in Melbourne on anzac day?

APPROVAL OF PREMISES FOR THE PLAYING OF THE GAME OF 'TWO-UP' ON ANZAC DAY 25 April 2009: 􀁏 Shrine of Remembrance Reserve (excluding the Shrine building, the forecourt and other paved areas), St Kilda Road, Melbourne 􀁏 ANZAC March Assembly Area Corner of Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne 􀁏 ...

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When was the first Australian chistmas?

The first Australian Christmas was in Sydney Cove on December 25th 1788. It was celebrated by someone named Reverend Johnson. Please see the related link for more information.

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Why do you celebrate Australia Day?

Australia Day commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in New South Wales on 26 January 1788. This was a significant date because it marked the beginning of European settlement in and colonisation of Australia. Many Australians do not actually realise the significance of Austral...

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When is Australia Day?

Australia Day is celebrated on 26 January each year. The day commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, the unfurling of the British flag at Sydney Cove and the proclamation of British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of Australia. Despite what many people believe, it has nothing t...

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Who is called the father of Australia?

The title of "father of Australia" is sometimes used for Lachlan Macquarie. Lachlan Macquarie was Governor of the New South Wales colony in Australia from 1810 to 1821. He helped to develop the New South Wales colony from from penal colony to free settlement. He was the one to introduce the first...

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Why is Australia Day celebrated?

Contrary to popular belief, Australia Day has nothing to do with celebrating the day Captain Cook landed in Australia. Australia Day marks the beginning of European settlement in Australia, and the raising of the British flag on Australian soil for the first time. Australia was first settled by B...

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How do other cultures of Australia celebrate Labor Day?

by having a drink if imilk

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What are the Australia's tradition?

Many people from different countries live in Australia so a wide variety of traditions are shown in Australia. However, Australia developed and still has its own traditions, particularly as seen in its literature of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, At this time, Australians valued their fr...

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What are weird traditions of Australia?

* yabby racing * crab racing * toad racing * "chucking a prawn on the barbie"

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What are some Austalian costumes?

The Australian bushman's costume is a good one. Brown button up shirt, jeans or dark trousers, and an Aussie bushmans hat. You'd have to Google these to see the style but they are brown leather wide brimmed hats. Some of these hats would have corks hanging from strings all around as they used to ...

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How has Australia day influenced the culture of Australia?

It gave Australians a sense of pride because it allowed us time to appreciate and think of why we should value our culture.

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How warm is it in Australia on cooler days?

Australia is a vast continent and so the temperature varies greatly. In mid-winter, temperatures in Australia's Snowy Mountains reaches just a few degrees above zero (Celsius) during the day. Elsewhere, temperature varies according to the region.

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How does Australia celebrate Anzac Day?

Australians do not "celebrate" ANZAC Day; they commemorate it. Some common themes include: singing of either, or sometimes both of the Australian and New Zealand National Anthems (Advance Australia Fair and God Defend New Zealand) prayer for the Queens and the Commonwealth, for the Nation and a ...

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Where did the Ash Wednesday fire happen?

Victoria and South-east Australia.

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Where can you play two up in Brisbane on anzac day?

Cleveland RSL, Cleveland, Brisbane.

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Why do you celebrate the Australian National Flag Day?

Most Australians are unaware that there is such a thing as "National Flag day", let alone celebrate it. Australian National Flag Day is on 3 September, our flag's "birthday". The day was officially proclaimed"to commemorate the day in 1901 on which the Australian National Flag was first flown". T...

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How many people celebrate Australia Day?

The whole of the Australian population celebrate Australia day.

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What are some of the national holidays in Australia?

Australia Day (26 January) ANZAC Day (25 April) Easter and Christmas (as per the rest of the nations which celebrate Easter and Christmas) Labour Day (1st Monday in October in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and South Australia, 1st Monday in May in Queensland (but called M...

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How many people were killed in the Ash Wednesday fires?

The Ash Wednesday bushfires, which occurred in Australia's summer in 1983, killed a total of 75 people. This included 47 people in Victoria, among them seventeen volunteer firefighters, and another 28 people in South Australia.

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When and why do you celebrate Australia Day?

Australia Day, which is celebrated on January 26 every year, commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in New South Wales on 26 January 1788. This was a significant date because it marked the beginning of European settlement in and colonisation of Australia. Many Australians do n...

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What are some holidays in Australia?

New Year's Day (1 January) Australia Day (26 January) ANZAC Day (25 April) Easter and Christmas (as per the rest of the nations which celebrate Easter and Christmas) Labour Day (1st Monday in October in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and South Australia, 1st Monday in May...

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Why do people celebrate Australia day and is it acceptable?

Of cause it is acceptable! If it's the culture of someone then i think there is no reason why it shouldn't be acceptable.

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Why do you wear poppies on ANZAC day?

Poppies symbolise remembrance. The story goes that, following one of the bloodiest battles of World War I, in the fields of Flanders in western Europe,when the ground was completely churned up and muddied, thousands of red poppies sprang up. The seeds had lain dormant in the soil and, after being...

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Is everything closed on Australia day?

No. Most major retailers will be closed, but smaller corner shops and service stations will certainly be open.

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Where was the first ANZAC day service held?

25 April 1916 was unofficially named ANZAC Day. It was marked by a variety of ceremonies and services in Australia, there was a march through London, and a sports day was held in the Australian camp in Egypt. In London over 2,000 Australian and New Zealand troops marched through the streets. They...

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How do Australians celebrate Australia Day?

Australians usually celebrate Australia Day with a barbeque. Large-scale picnics are sometimes organised in cities and towns, but generally Australians celebrate Australia Day with gatherings of friends and family around the barbeque, somewhere near a pool or the beach. Australia Day falls in the...

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