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Australia Adelaide Cup Public Holiday Will Remain In March

Source: Adelaide Now (Adelaide)
Posted on Monday, March 14, 2011


The Racing Minister of Australia's State of South Australia, Tom Kenyon, has confirmed that, in the future, the South Australian government would not move the Adelaide Cup public holiday back to the month of May.

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 2 years in a row (2004-05-21). The 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.

Then, earlier this year (2011-01-24), the Premier of Australia's State of South Australia, Mike Rann, announced that the Cabinet once again (2010-07-15) had resolved not to change the date of the upcoming Adelaide Cup public holiday.


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