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Public Holidays in Australia and New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand have a number of public holidays, some of them unique to the country where they are celebrated.

Anzac Day: We Will Remember Them
Australia and New Zealand honor their soldiers who fought in the wars, from Gallipoli to the presentday.

Australia Day
Australia commemorates the establishment of the first white settlement at Sydney Cove.

Boxing Day
The day after Christmas Day is Boxing Day, a national public holiday in Australia.

Canberra Day
Canberra Day, a public holiday in the Australian Capital Territory, takes place on the second Monday in March.

Labor Day
Labor Day is a public holiday in Australia, only problem is it's not celebrated in all states and territories on the same date.

Queen's Birthday Holiday
It's a public holiday in Australia and New Zealand but celebrated on different dates. In New South Wales, it also marks the start of the ski season.

Waitangi Day
New Zealand's national day commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 between Pakeha and Maori.

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