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Australian Victoria 2020 AFL Public Holiday Date Announced

Source: State Government of Victoria (Melbourne)
Posted: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Updated: Wednesday, September 2, 2020


The State Government of Australia's State of Victoria has officially announced the 2020 date for the "Friday before the AFL Grand Final" annual non-working public holiday observed in Australia's State of Victoria.

Eight years ago (2011-07-17), Daniel Andrews, who was then leader of the opposition of Australia's State of Victoria had announced that he would support the push for an extra public holiday to celebrate AFL Grand Final week, if he became premier, a promise he kept as the Premier-elect of the State Government of Australia's State of Victoria, shortly after his election (2014-12-01 and 2015-07-08), by the publication of the declaration this new non-working public holiday in Australia's State of Victoria in the Government Gazette (as opposed to a possibly lengthy parliamentary debate).

The amended the list of official non-working public holidays in Australia's State of Victoria for the period of 2020, was initially released by the State Government of Australia's State of Victoria (2019-07-02), with "Date TBC" for the 2020 AFL Grand Finale public holiday.

Recently (2018-09-21), the current Government of Australia's State of Victoria committed itself to keeping the "Friday before the AFL Grand Final" annual non-working public holiday of Australia's State of Victoria, and Opposition Leader, Matthew Guy, also stated that a Coalition government would keep it ("We didn’t originally support it but we accept it's now part of the calendar"), although more recent developments include the a bill to shift the AFL grand final holiday from the Friday before the game to the Monday after (2019-08-30).



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