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Bank and Public Holidays for Christmas Island

Related countries: Oceania Australia Cocos (Keeling) Islands Norfolk Island

A preview of the Christmas Island bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2020, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Christmas Island Public Holidays in 2020
Jan.    Wed New Year's Day
        Sat Chinese New Year
        Sun Australia Day
        Mon Australia Day Holiday
        Tue Chinese New Year Holiday (Day 1)
        Wed Chinese New Year Holiday (Day 2)
Mar.    Mon Labour Day
Apr.    Fri Good Friday
        Sat ANZAC Day
        Mon ANZAC Day Holiday
May     Sun Hari Raya Puasa
        Mon Hari Raya Puasa Holiday
July    Fri Hari Raya Haji
Oct.    Mon Territory Day
Dec.    Fri Christmas Day
        Sat Boxing Day
        Mon Boxing Day Holiday
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

12 Jul 2018 Christmas Island 2019 Public Holidays (Office of the Administrator-Indian Ocean Territories) The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Natasha Griggs, has signed the "Community Bulletin A37/2018 for the Cocos (Keeling) Islands" which officially gazettes the annual bank holidays and public holidays on Christmas Island for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  19 Jun 2017 Christmas Island 2018 Public Holidays (Office of the Administrator-Indian Ocean Territories) The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Barry Haase, has signed the "Community Bulletin A30/2017 and Gazette 05-2017 for Christmas Island" which officially gazettes the annual bank holidays and public holidays on Christmas Island for the upcoming calendar year 2018.  17 Aug 2016 Christmas Island 2016 Public Holidays Amended Again (Office of the Administrator-Indian Ocean Territories) The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Barry Haase, has signed the "Community Bulletin A23/2016 and Gazette 10/2016 for Christmas Island" which officially changes the date of the upcoming annual bank holiday and public holiday in Christmas Island for the observance of Hari Raya Haji (Feast of Sacrifice).    26 Jun 2016 Christmas Island 2016 Public Holidays Amended (Office of the Administrator-Indian Ocean Territories) The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Barry Haase, has signed the "Community Bulletin A18/2016 and Gazette 04/2016 for Christmas Island" which officially changes the date of the upcoming annual bank holiday and public holiday in Christmas Island for the observance of Hari Raya Puasa (the End of Ramadan).    10 Jun 2016 Christmas Island 2017 Public Holidays (Office of the Administrator-Indian Ocean Territories) The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Barry Haase, has signed the "Community Bulletin A15/2016 and Gazette 01-2016 for Christmas Island" which officially gazettes the annual bank holidays and public holidays on Christmas Island for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  03 Aug 2015 Christmas Island 2016 Public Holidays (Office of the Administrator-Indian Ocean Territories) The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Barry Haase, has signed the "Community Bulletin A38/2015 and Gazette 03-2015 for Christmas Island" which officially gazettes the annual bank holidays and public holidays on Christmas Island for the upcoming calendar year 2016.  21 Aug 2014 Christmas Island 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Office of the Administrator-Indian Ocean Territories) The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Jon Stanhope, has signed the "Community Bulletin A49-2014 and Gazette 03-2014 for Christmas Island" which officially gazettes the annual bank holidays and public holidays on Christmas Island for the upcoming calendar year 2015.  27 Sep 2013 Christmas Island 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Office of the Administrator-Indian Ocean Territories) The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Jon Stanhope, has signed the "Community Bulletin A21-2013 and Gazette 02-2013 for Christmas Island" which officially gazettes the annual bank holidays and public holidays on Christmas Island for the calendar year 2014.  10 Sep 2012 Christmas Island 2013 Public Holidays Announced (Office of the Administrator-Indian Ocean Territories) The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Brian Lacy, has signed Community Bulletin A51/2012 which officially gazettes the bank holidays and public holidays on Christmas Island for the calendar year 2013.  22 Aug 2011 Christmas Island 2012 Public Holidays Announced (Office of the Administrator-Indian Ocean Territories) The Administrator of Australia's Indian Ocean Territories, Brian Lacy, has signed Community Bulletin A68/2011 which officially gazettes the official Christmas Island bank holidays and public holidays for the calendar year 2012.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Christmas Island public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Public holidays in the Territory of Christmas Island are regulated by the Section 7 of the Public and Bank Holidays Act 1972 (WA)(CKI) which amended the Christmas Island Act 1958, and is supplemented annually (usually in mid-August) by a Government Gazette announcement by the Territory Administrator concerning variable date public holidays.  Weekend Public Holidays: Public holidays that fall on a Saturday or Sunday are treated in the manner in which they are treated in Western Australia, in particula as regards the Saturday occurrences of the ANZAC Day public holiday.  Christmas Island International Codes CX and CXR (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .cx (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Christmas Island information and news: UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Christmas Island maps, demographics and economic statistics), and Wikipedia (includes Christmas Island commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Religion of Specific Business Contacts : Some of the business contacts that you may be trying to meet in Christmas Island, may belong to a religious group that is not common in Christmas Island, and therefore which is not included in the above list of public holidays or bank holidays. To be safe, you should also verify that no major religious holidays coincides with any planned business trip to Christmas Island.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Christmas Island that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays, for Christmas Island, were calculated using the locally used Arithmetical Muslim Calendar. For Salat (prayer times) calculations, see our Freeware page.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2020 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Christmas Island, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Christmas Island, before planning any trip to Christmas Island. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.


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