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Northern Territory Picnic Day

Australia’s Northern Territory celebrates the first Monday of August as a holiday. Families go out for a long weekend picnic. Everybody enjoys to the fullest on the long awaited Monday Picnic Day. Workers get an extra day as holiday and the plan for outing is made much before the actual moment arrives.

How Picnic Day Started?

The question, how celebration of Monday Picnic Day started, has a number of answers.

One story describes that Monday Picnic Day was first declared a public holiday for railway employees to visit Adelaide River to take pleasure in a picnic.

According to another source, Monday Picnic Day dates back to November 27, 1947. On that day a race meeting, now popularly known as Harts Range annual races, had been held. The event included activities such as riding, barbecue and dance. It became so...............More

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