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Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Christmas Island. Please scroll down to view.

The Territory of Christmas Island and is officially a territory of Australia. This small island has a population of approximately 2,000 people who generally live in the northern tip of the island. A majority of the island, over 65 percent, is considered a wildlife preserve. Christmas Island is a very unique territory due to its relatively low population and small population impact on the surrounding flora and fauna. Christmas Island has some of the rarest plants and animals on Earth.

Christmas Island is a non-governing territory of Australia and falls under most of the laws and regulations of Mainland Australia. However, since the island is located nearest to the state of Western Australia, laws from this state generally apply to Christmas Island, even though they are separate entities.

Christmas Island currently celebrates 11 national holidays. In accordance with Australian law, employees are entitled to receive a paid day off for the observance of these dates. If the employee cannot take the day off due to the nature of their position, a special pay rate or paid day off in lieu of the holiday must be provided to the employee.

Holiday laws are governed under the Public and Banking Holidays Act of 1972 for Western Australia. Section 7 of this Act directly applies to the territory of Christmas Island. An official list of dates for public holidays is published each November for the following year by the Territory government in the Government Gazette.

Holidays which occur on a weekend may be moved to the following Monday. This all depends on how the holidays will be celebrated in Western Australia. Some holidays, such as ANZAC Day will always be moved to the following Monday if it occurs on the weekend.

Public Holidays 2017

1 JanSunNew Year's Day
2 JanMonNew Year's Day Holiday
26 JanThuAustralia Day
28 JanSatChinese New Year
30 JanMonChinese New Year Holiday
31 JanTueChinese New Year Holiday
20 MarMonLabour Day
14 AprFriGood Friday
25 AprTueANZAC Day
26 JunMonHari Raya Puasa
2 SepSatHari Raya Haji
4 SepMonHari Raya Haji Holiday
2 OctMonTerritory Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTueBoxing Day