Labor Day is celebrated in Australia for the workers’ role in contributing towards the nation. It is an annual public holiday but it is celebrated on different dates across the states and territories.
Labor Day In Australia
In western Australia, the Labor Day is celebrated on the first monday of the March month. In 2013, the Labor Day will fall on March 4, 2013. In Victoria and Tasmania, the Labor Day is celebrated on the second Monday of the month March. So, its March 11 in 2013 on which the Labor Day will be celebrated.
This is a part of long weekend as you get Saturday, Sunday and Monday as a holiday. So, people in Australia go out for a picnic where they can relax, spend time with family and friends, play or watch sport and so many things to do. Some people plan a getaway trip to a coastal region, the mountains or the countryside where they can do trecking or camping.
In Northern Territory, the Labor Day falls on the very first Monday in the month of May. This will be May 6, 2013. In Queensland, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, the Labor Day is celebrated again on the first Monday in the month of October. In 2013, the Labor Day will be celebrated on October 7 in these places.
In Queensland, the marches are held on or around Labor Day. They are often led by the state’s key political leaders and influencial key figures. Union members also take part in these marches many times. During this holiday, government offices, schools are closed. Those planning on using public transport on this holiday need to check with the local transport authorities prior to travelling.
Celebrate Labor Day
There are so many things to do to celebrate the Labor Day. As, the Labor Day always falls on a Monday, you always have total three days to have fun. You can hit the beach, go on a picnic, plan a weekend getaway, take a road trip, throw a backyard party, take a bike ride and also you can attend an outdoor concert or marches held around Labour Day.
In western Australia, you can visit some places like Tree Top Walk at Walpole, Margaret River Wine Region, Kings Park in Perth, Rottnest Island in Perth, Cable beach at Broome, Karijini National Park at The Pilbara, The Pinnacles, Ningalo Reef and many more.
In Tasmania, you can celebrate Labor Day at Cataract Gorge, Cradle Mountain, Flinders Island, Freycinet National Park, Gordon River, Hastings Caves, King Island, Mole Creek Karst National Park, Mount Wellington, Port Arthur, Salamanca Place, Strahan and the West Coast.
Some places to go and celebrate Labor Day in Victoria are Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Aquarium, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Central Deborah Gold Mine, Queen Victoria Market, Puffing Billy Steam Railway, Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, Scienceworks, Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, Werribee Mansion, Federation Square, Melbourne Zoo, Phillip Island Nature Park, Sovereign Hill, Otway Fly Freetop Adventures, Crown Entertainment Complex, National Gallery of Vicoria and Eureka Skydeck 88.
In South Australia, you can visit Barossa Valley, Port Augusta, Fleurieu Peninsula, Heysen Trail, Flinders Ranges, Coober Pedy, Kangaroo Insland, Yorke Peninsula, Innes National Park, Gawler Ranges, Adelaide Hills, Mount Crawford Forest, Mount Gambier, Birdsville Track, Murray River and Clare Valley to celebrate Labor Day with your family.
Similarly, you can celebrate Labor Day in Queensland by visiting these places – Dunk Island, Gulf Savannah, Hinchinbrook Island National Park, Lamington National Park, Mission Beach, Magnetic Island, Rainbow Beach, Springbrook National Park, Undara Volcanic National Park and Whitsunday Islands.
If you are living in New South Wales, you can celebrate Labor Day by having fun at these places – Byron Bay, Coffs Harbour, Blue Mountains, Port Macquarie, Dorrigo National Park, Bega, Lightning Ridge, Broken Hill and Lord Howe Island.
Wish you a very Happy Labor day!
This is how you can celebrate Labor Day in Australia with having lots of fun!
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