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Happy Eight Hours Day, Labour Day and Commonwealth Day

Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:37 pm

i was looking at my desk callender and noticed Down Under (and also UK and Canada) are celebrating the following hollidays today...so Happy:
Eight Hours Day (Australia -TAS)
Labour Day (Australia - VIC)
Commonwealth Day (Australia, Canada, NZ, UK)

any of you Aussies have an explanation for the different names for different regions?
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Re: Happy Eight Hours Day, Labour Day and Commonwealth Day

Postby Snakes Gould » Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:06 pm

also national nap day
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Re: Happy Eight Hours Day, Labour Day and Commonwealth Day

Postby DbacksRback » Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:21 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:also national nap day

about to celebrate now ;-D
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Re: Happy Eight Hours Day, Labour Day and Commonwealth Day

Postby AussieDodger » Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:37 pm

The states of Australia do a lot of things differently.
Western Australia goes to Daylight Savings at a different time to everyone else, Queensland have Labour Day on the 4th of May, we all have different public holidays for our big horse races (WTF?). etc etc

It's called Commonwealth Day in New Zealand because Labour Day over there is actually at the end of October. Can't explain the Tasmanian one, but they're all freaks with two heads so who cares :-D

BTW Australian Labour Day was actually yesterday ;-7
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Re: Happy Eight Hours Day, Labour Day and Commonwealth Day

Postby CadensDad » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:58 am

AussieDodger wrote:The states of Australia do a lot of things differently.
Western Australia goes to Daylight Savings at a different time to everyone else, Queensland have Labour Day on the 4th of May, we all have different public holidays for our big horse races (WTF?). etc etc

It's called Commonwealth Day in New Zealand because Labour Day over there is actually at the end of October. Can't explain the Tasmanian one, but they're all freaks with two heads so who cares :-D

BTW Australian Labour Day was actually yesterday ;-7




Wow, thats a lot of different things for one country
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