2019 Public Holidays in Queensland

 Kevin Brown
  Jan 28, 2019

Queensland is the 2nd largest and 3rd most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Queensland is a state of many landscapes which range from tropical coastal areas, luscious rainforests to dry inland areas and temperate highland ranges.

Public holidays, national holidays or legal holidays all means holidays which are generally set by law and are usually non-working days during the year. Different countries have a different number of holidays according to their government and state rules. Let’s look into Queensland (QLD) public holidays, why and how the people celebrate those holidays:

Public Holidays in Queensland



New Year’s Day

Tuesday, 1st January (As 26th January falls on Saturday, the following Monday is observed).

Australia Day

Monday, 28th January

Good Friday

Friday, 19th April

Saturday Before Easter Sunday

Saturday, 20th April

Easter Sunday

Sunday, 21st April

Easter Monday

Monday, 22nd April

Anzac Day

Thursday, 25th April

Labour Day

Monday, 6th May

Queen’s Birthday

Monday, 7th October

Christmas Day

Wednesday, 25th December

Boxing Day

Thursday, 26th December

A celebration of Queensland Holidays

New Year’s Day (1st January):- The general public holiday for New Year’s Day is movable, meaning that if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the following Monday becomes the public holiday. Although the New Year’s Eve is not a public holiday, it is the day when most Australians prepare for one of the biggest parties of the year. In many places, fireworks at midnight on New Year’s Eve introduce the New Year. People sing, and toast drinks and party the first day of the year. On this day, many towns and cities run events. Most often, people are either recovering from the night before, or at the beginning of their “New Year’s Resolutions”.

Australia Day: - Australia Day marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the first fleet of British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales. The raising of the Flag of Great Britain at Sydney Cove was done by Governor Arthur Phillip. People attend festivals, fireworks, and sporting events or gather for family barbecues at homes, parks or on the beach.

Good Friday and Easter: - Good Friday is the day when Christians commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. Easter is the most widely celebrated holiday season in Australia. In all states and territories, holidays from Good Friday to Easter Monday are public holidays that create a 4-day long weekend.

Anzac Day: - Anzac Day is wholeheartedly celebrated as a day of remembrance of those Australian and New Zealand Army soldiers who have fought and died for their country. It is marked as the anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign of the First World War. Anzac Day is celebrated on 25th April each year regardless of what day it is. There isn’t any replacement holiday if Anzac Day falls on weekends.

Labour Day: - Labour Day is also often referred to as May Day around the world. In more than 80 countries, it is celebrated on 1st May and is known as International Worker’s Day. Marches and parades usually occur only in Queensland now. People celebrate 8 hour working day, as a victory for the workers in the mid-late 19th century.

Queen’s Birthday: - The Queen’s Birthday is a public holiday which is celebrated on the second Monday in June in most states and territories. It is celebrated. The Queen’s Birthday; a long weekend is also the official start of the snow season in the country regions of New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, and Tasmania.

Christmas Day: - Christmas Day is the most actively celebrated holiday in the whole country. Traditionally, Christmas lunch is a means of a gathering of large family groups who eat roast turkey, ham, and vegetables and finish the meal with hot plum pudding, fruit mince tarts, and cream or custard.

Boxing Day: - In Australia, Boxing Day is the second day in a row followed by Christmas. Food, although they are usually leftovers from the Christmas Day are reinvented into whole new dishes.

This was a list of public holidays and the kind of celebration that take place in Queensland. You might have only celebrated New Year and Australia Day but a lot of holidays are yet to come. Have the best year ahead!

2019 Public Holidays in Queensland

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown is a journalist at his own start-up, born and residing in Seattle, Washington. He has a knack of reading up newspaper articles and coming up with summaries and points of view, hence taking up a profession similar to his interest. Simply covering events and activities is something he can do as good as a professional, but he seems to enjoy writing on events that needs view points and suggestions.

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