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Calendar

The following is not a complete listing of every world, or Australian, special day or event, only those felt likely to be of value to schools. Some major religion-specific dates are found here, but a more complete listing can be found through the Multifaith Calendar page.

For Year of … Information go to this page for known listings.

Calendar events are given in date [then alphabetical] order listings for each month.

Where the date is not known at this time, we have used the code “TBC” [To Be Confirmed]. The actual date will be added as soon as it is known.

The date/events given for the months already completed this year, provide 2021 dates, where these are known.

April 2022
Date Event
1 April Fool’s Day
1 Term 1 Ends : Qld
1-30 Go Blue for Autism - Autism Awareness Month
1-30 Victorian Premier’s Active April
2 International Children’s Book Day
2 World Autism Awareness Day
3 Beginning of Ramadan
TBC Victorian Youth Week
No further information at this time.
3 Updated !Daylight Saving Ends : ACT/NSW/SA/Tas/Vic
4 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
7 World Health Day
8 Term 1 Ends : ACT
8 Term 1 Ends : NSW
8 Term 1 Ends : NT
8 Term 1 Ends : Vic
8 Term 1 Ends : WA
TBC National Folk Festival [Cancelled in 2021]
11 World Parkinson’s Day
12 International Day of Human Space Flight
TBC Seniors Festival NSW
13, 14 Updated !Flexible Student Free Days Qld
14 Term 1 Ends : SA
14 Term 1 Ends : Tas
15 Good Friday
15-21 World Creativity & Innovation Week
15-23 Pesach [Passover]
17 Easter Sunday
17 World Haemophilia Day
18 World Heritage Day
TBC Australian Heritage Festival
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - ACT
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - NSW
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - NT
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - Qld.
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - SA
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - Tas.
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - Vic.
TBC National Trust Heritage Festival - WA
19 Term 2 begins : NT
19 Term 2 begins : Qld
26 Students begin Term 2 : NSW [TBC]
26 Students begin Term 2 : WA
26 Term 2 begins : ACT
26 Teachers begin Term 2 : NSW
26 Term 2 begins : Vic
26 Teachers begin Term 2 : WA
22 Earth Day
22 International Mother Earth Day
TBC International Girls in ICT Day
23 World Book and Copyright Day
25 ANZAC Day
25 World Malaria Day
TBC Heart Week
TBC Premier’s Reading Challenge, Tasmania Begins
27 International Guide Dog Day
28 Pay It Forward Day
29 International Dance Day
TBC Sydney Writers’ Festival Primary School Days
30 International Jazz Day
TBC Sydney Writers’ Festival Secondary School Days

Beginning of April

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May 2021
Date Event
May-June Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
1 Kiss Goodbye to MS
1 May Day
1 Mother Goose Day
1 MS Readathon Registrations open
1-31 Domestic Violence Prevention Month
1-31 Information Awareness Month
1-31 National Family Reading Month
2 Easter Sunday [Orthodox]
2 Term 2 Begins : SA [2022]
2 Term 2 Begins : Tas [Teachers] [2022]
2 Term 2 Begins : Tas [Students] [2022]
2-8 International Compost Awareness Week
3 Labour Day : Qld
3 May Day : NT
3 Starlight Day
3 Term 2 begins New Zealand
3 World Press Freedom Day
4 World Asthma Day
5 Children’s Day [Japan]
7 World Athletics Day
8 Red Cross/Red Crescent Day
8 World Fair Trade Day
8-9 World Migratory Bird Day
9 Mothers Day
10-15 Law Week ACT
11-21 National Literacy/Numeracy Testing [Paper Test]
‘Full transition to NAPLAN Online will now move to 2022’.
11–21 National Literacy/Numeracy Testing [Online Test Window]
12 International Nurses Day
13 Ramadan Ends [Eid al-Fitr]
14 Walk Safely to School Day
15 National Community Language Schools Day
15-21 National Families Week
16 Million Paws Walk
16-22 Education Week : Vic
17 World Telecommunication & Information Society Day
17-21 Law Week WA
17-23 Law Week NT
17-23 Law Week Qld [TBC]
17-23 Law Week SA [TBC]
17-23 Law Week Vic
17-23 Library & Information Week
17-23 National Volunteer Week
17-28 Big Science Competition - Online [Held during this period.]
18 International Museum Day
19 National Simultaneous Storytime
19-25 Law Week NSW [TBC]
21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
22 ENO Tree Planting Day
22 International Day for Biological Diversity
23 World Turtle Day
23-29 New !Education Week 2021 - Victoria
23-29 Food Allergy Week
24 Escargot Day
25 African Liberation Day
25 International Missing Children’s Day
25-31 International Arts Education Week
26 Australian Schools National Sorry Day
26 National Sorry Day
26 Vesak - Buddha Day
26/5-6/6 RISING Festival [Replaces the Melbourne International Arts Festival and White Night Festival]
27/5-3/6 National Reconciliation Week
29 International UN Peacekeepers Day
29 National Day of Thanks
31 Last Day of Autumn
31 World No Tobacco Day

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Beginning of June

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