|Public Holiday ||2010 ||2011 ||Purpose
|New Year's Day
||Friday 1 January
||Saturday 1 January
||Tuesday 26 January
||Wednesday 26 January
||The celebration of the inauguration of Australia as an independent nation.
||Monday 8 March
||Monday 14 March
||Celebration of the introduction of the 40 hour week - Ironically, most blue-collar industries work on this day.
||Friday 2 April
||Friday 22 April
||Christian holiday - Crucifixion of Christ
|The Saturday before Easter Sunday
||Saturday 3 April
||Saturday 24 April
||This has no religious significance, apart from the Australian fondness for holidays.
||Monday 5 April
||Monday 25 April
||Resurrection of Christ was yesterday (Easter Sunday), so the weekend is stretched out.
||Monday 26 April
||Tuesday 26 April (a day in Lieu as Easter Monday falls on the traditional A…|