Australia Keeps Adelaide Cup Public Holiday In March
Source:Premier of South Australia (Adelaide)
Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2010 Updated: Sunday, March 12, 2017
South Australia's Minister for Industrial Relations, Paul Holloway, has announced that the 2011 Adelaide Cup public holiday would be, once again, observed in March, specifically on Monday, March 14, 2011.
In 2006, the Adelaide Cup Day public holiday was shifted from its traditional May venue to the second Monday in March (2005-07-13), following the Adelaide Cup having been rained out for the second year in a row (2004-05-21).
This change was made formal the following year (2006-08-31), as per the "Holidays (Adelaide Cup) Proclamation 2006" (published in the Gazette on 31 August 2006 at page 3062), by which Monday, March 12, 2007, was declared to be a public holiday and bank holiday instead of Monday, May 21, 2007, a change which was to be reviewed annually.
In 1970, the Cup was run as the "Centenary Cup" and a special public holiday was granted for the first time. Since 1971, Adelaide Cup Day has been a regular public holiday under the Holidays Act 1910.
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