On the Eighth Day of Christmas I thought of doing overseas business... (better check international public holidays!)

Posted on 20 December 2011

Here’s a check of what Public Holidays are gazetted in Australia and the Public Holiday dates for some of our trading partners.

The following days are public holidays in Australia under the National Employment Standards:
• 25 December (Christmas Day) ***
• 26 December (Boxing Day)

• 1 January (New Year’s Day) ***
*** In recognition that Christmas Day 2011 and New Year’s Day 2012 fall on a Sunday. Notification of the additional public holidays was in the Government Gazette No. S63, 7 November 2011

Here are the public holidays to be observed overseas:
New Zealand
• 25 December (Christmas Day)
• 26 December (Boxing Day)

• 1 January (New Year’s Day)

United Kingdom
• 25 December (Christmas Day)
• 26 December (Boxing Day)

• 1 January (New Year’s Day)

USA
• 25 December (Christmas Day)
• 1 January (New Year’s Day)

China
• 1 January (New Year’s Day)

Japan
• 23 December (Emperor’s Birthday)
• 1 January (New Year’s Day) 

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