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*25th: '''Christmas Day''' - one of the biggest Christian holidays of the year. Although it has lost its religious significance for most, Christmas is still observed as a public holiday in most Western countries, traditionally a day for families and friends to get together and exchange presents
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*25th: '''Christmas Day''' - one of the biggest Christian holidays of the year. Although it has lost its religious significance for many, Christmas is still observed as a public holiday in most Western countries, traditionally a day for families and friends to get together and exchange presents
 
*26th: '''Boxing Day''', a public holiday in many Commonwealth countries.
 
*26th: '''Boxing Day''', a public holiday in many Commonwealth countries.
 
*26th: The '''[[Sydney]] to [[Hobart]] Yacht Race''' [http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/] begins at 1pm
 
*26th: The '''[[Sydney]] to [[Hobart]] Yacht Race''' [http://rolexsydneyhobart.com/] begins at 1pm

Revision as of 01:24, 16 December 2005

Specific dates

Every year

Fixed dates

  • 25th: Christmas Day - one of the biggest Christian holidays of the year. Although it has lost its religious significance for many, Christmas is still observed as a public holiday in most Western countries, traditionally a day for families and friends to get together and exchange presents
  • 26th: Boxing Day, a public holiday in many Commonwealth countries.
  • 26th: The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race [2] begins at 1pm
  • 31st: New Year's Eve

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