Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Christmas Island. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|2 Jan||Mon||New Year Holiday|
|26 Jan||Thu||Australia Day|
|28 Jan||Sat||Chinese New Year|
|30 Jan||Mon||Chinese New Year Holiday|
|31 Jan||Tue||Chinese New Year Holiday|
|20 Mar||Mon||Labour Day|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|25 Apr||Tue||Anzac Day|
|26 Jun||Mon||Hari Raya Haji Holiday|
|2 Sep||Sat||Hari Raya Haji|
|4 Sep||Mon||Eid al-Adha Holiday|
|2 Oct||Mon||Territory Day|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
|26 Dec||Tue||Boxing Day|
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.
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