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Queensland Day in Australia

 

Queensland is a state in Australia. It is situated in the northeast part of the country. It is the second largest state in Australia and the third most populous. Queensland is also called the “Sunshine State”. It places third when it comes to economic stability. The state of Queensland is home to the country’s ten largest cities.

Queensland’s Assets

Queensland is a beautiful state and that is why tourism here is alive and active. In fact, Queensland’s tourism hugely contributes to the growth of its economy. Many overseas and local visitors travel to the Sunshine State each year to witness its attractions. The sites they visit include Brisbane, Cairns, Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef, and the Gold Coast to cite a few. Queensland is home to nature and wildlife parks, zoos, and a variety of theme parks.

Queensland Day

The birthday of Queensland is celebrated annually on June 6.  It was on that day, in the year 1859 when the statehood of Queensland was granted.  Since 1981, the state of Queensland has been celebrating its birthday, also known s Queensland Day. This occasion is part of the Queensland Week.

The celebration of Queensland Week and Queensland Day gives importance to the history of the state, the achievements of its people, and the recent relevant happenings in Queensland. 

Queensland Day Recognitions

As the birth of Queensland is celebrated, it also pays tribute and honour to special people of the state. Queensland Day is also an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of the people of Queensland. This day give recognition to “The Queenslander of the Year” and “Young Queenslander of the Year” and award for the “Community Spirit”.

The Public and the Queensland Day

Queensland Day is a state observance. It is not a public holiday during this day. Therefore, major businesses, public offices, commercial establishments, and schools are open during this day, unless June 6 falls on a weekend. On Queensland Day, the public are encouraged to wear a maroon color to signify the pride they have for the state they live in. The public and government offices, as well as private establishments, decorate their places with colour maroon to show participation in the event. In schools, the students are given awareness on what Queensland Day. The schools also host sausage sizzles during this event.

Those who live outside the state and tourists from all over the globe regard Queensland Day as an opportunity to visit and experience Queensland and its magnificent tourist spots. They book in Queensland hotels and they arrange tours to see the attractions of Queensland.  Due to the surge in the tourism during this day, hotels and restaurants in Queensland become upbeat and alive.

Weekday Date Year Name Holiday Type Where it is Observed
Thursday Jun 6 2013 Queensland Day Local Observance Holidays
Friday Jun 6 2014 Queensland Day Local Observance Holidays
Saturday Jun 6 2015 Queensland Day Local Observance Holidays
Monday Jun 6 2016 Queensland Day Local Observance Holidays
Tuesday Jun 6 2017 Queensland Day Local Observance Holidays
Wednesday Jun 6 2018 Queensland Day Local Observance Holidays
Thursday Jun 6 2019 Queensland Day Local Observance Holidays
Saturday Jun 6 2020 Queensland Day Local Observance Holidays
Sunday Jun 6 2021 Queensland Day Local Observance Holidays
Monday Jun 6 2022 Queensland Day Local Observance Holidays
Tuesday Jun 6 2023 Queensland Day Local Observance Holidays
Thursday Jun 6 2024 Queensland Day Local Observance Holidays
Friday Jun 6 2025 Queensland Day Local Observance Holidays
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Sunday Jun 6 2027 Queensland Day Local Observance Holidays
Tuesday Jun 6 2028 Queensland Day Local Observance Holidays
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Thursday Jun 6 2030 Queensland Day Local Observance Holidays
Friday Jun 6 2031 Queensland Day Local Observance Holidays
Sunday Jun 6 2032 Queensland Day Local Observance Holidays
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Sunday Jun 6 2049 Queensland Day Local Observance Holidays
Monday Jun 6 2050 Queensland Day Local Observance Holidays

Queensland Day Facts

    Thursday, Jun 6, 2013
    Friday, Jun 6, 2014
    Saturday, Jun 6, 2015
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