Save the date: national holidays 2018

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Uni life shouldn’t be shaped only after exams and semester dates, but after those national holidays that we all cherish so much. No matter where you plan to study, save these dates on your calendar and start making plans for 2018.

National holidays USA

Holidays-US

In America, you usually have 10 annual federal holidays. The following list shows the state holidays for USA 2018, but it’s good to know that when a holiday falls on a Saturday, for example, it is celebrated on the preceding Friday, but when it falls on a Sunday, it is celebrated on the following Monday.

  • New Year’s Day (January 1)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 15)
  • George Washington’s Birthday (February 19)
  • Memorial Day (May 28)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labour Day (September 3)
  • Columbus Day (October 8)
  • Veterans Day (November 12)
  • Thanksgiving Day (November 22)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

National holidays Australia

Holidays-Australia

This is the list of national and regional public holidays of Australia 2018, however, some holidays are celebrated in certain regions only and they might not be celebrated in the same way as national holidays are (as off work/study days):

  • New Year’s Day (1 January – national holiday)
  • Australia Day (January 26 – national holiday)
  • Labour Day (March 5 – Western Australia only)
  • Adelaide Cup / Canberra Day / Labour Day (March 12 in South Australia / Australian Capital Territory / Victoria and Tasmania only)
  • Good Friday (March 30 – national holiday)
  • Easter Saturday (March 31)
  • Easter Sunday (April 1)
  • Easter Monday (April 2 – national holiday)
  • Easter Tuesday (April 3 – Tasmania only)
  • Anzac Day (April 25 – national holiday)
  • Labour Day (May 7 – Queensland and Northern Territory only)
  • Western Australia Day (June 4 – Western Australia only)
  • Queen’s Birthday (June 11)
  • Picnic Day (August 6 – Northern Territory only)
  • Ekka People’s Day (August 15 – Brisbane only)
  • Queen’s Birthday (September 24 – Western Australia only)
  • Grand Final Eve (September 28)
  • Labour Day (October 1)
  • Queens Birthday (October 1 – Queensland only)
  • Family & Community Day (October 8 – Australian Capital Territory only)
  • Melbourne Cup Day (November 6 – Victoria  only)
  • Christmas Day (December 25 – national holiday)
  • Boxing Day (December 26)

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