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November 2017
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Tuesday November 7, 2017 (11/7/2017)
Method: First Tuesday of November on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year

The Melbourne Cup is Australia's major Thoroughbred horse race. Marketed as "the race that stops a nation", it is a 3,200 metre race for three-year-olds and over. It is the richest "two-mile" handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races. Conducted by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, the event starts at 3pm (daylight saving time) the first Tuesday in November.

The race has been held since 1861 (see list of Melbourne Cup winners) and was originally held over two miles (about 3,218 metres) but following preparation for Australia's adoption of the metric system in the 1970s, the current race distance of 3,200 metres was established in 1972. This reduced the distance by 18.688 metres (61.31 ft), and Rain Lover's 1968 race record of 3min.19.1sec was accordingly adjusted to 3min.17.9sec. The present record holder is the 1990 winner Kingston Rule with a time of 3min 16.3sec.

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Tuesday November 7, 2017 (11/7/2017)
Method: First Tuesday of November on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year

Family Day is the name of a public holiday in South Africa, in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Ontario, in the American states of Arizona and Nevada, in Vanuatu, in Vietnam and (as "Family & Community Day") in the Australian Capital Territory.

Family & Community Day was celebrated on the first Tuesday of November in 2007, 2008 and 2009, coinciding with the Melbourne Cup. This public holiday was declared in 2007 under section 3(1)(b) of the Holidays Act 1953 (ACT). It was announced in 2008 that it would continue on Melbourne Cup Day in 2008 and 2009. Mr. Andrew Barr, the ACT Minister for Industrial Relations stated the purpose of the new public holiday was:

December 2017
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Sunday December 24, 2017 (12/24/2017)
Method: December 24th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
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Monday December 25, 2017 (12/25/2017)
Method: December 25th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
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Tuesday December 26, 2017 (12/26/2017)
Method: December 26th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
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delete iconadd icon69 days until Proclamation Day
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Tuesday December 26, 2017 (12/26/2017)
Method: December 26th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
January 2018
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Friday January 26, 2018 (1/26/2018)
Method: January 26th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
February 2018
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Tuesday February 13, 2018 (2/13/2018)
Method: 1 day before
Length: 1 day
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March 2018
delete iconadd icon138 days until Labour Day (AU/WA)
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Monday March 5, 2018 (3/5/2018)
Method: First Monday of March on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
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Monday March 12, 2018 (3/12/2018)
Method: 2nd Monday after March 1st on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon145 days until Labour Day (AU/VIC)
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Monday March 12, 2018 (3/12/2018)
Method: Second Monday of March on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon163 days until Good Friday
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Friday March 30, 2018 (3/30/2018)
Method: 1st Friday before Easter (Western)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
April 2018
delete iconadd icon165 days until Easter (Western)
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Sunday April 1, 2018 (4/1/2018)
Notes: 1st Sunday after the Paschal full moon
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
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Monday April 2, 2018 (4/2/2018)
Method: 1 day after Easter (Western)
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon173 days until Adelaide Cup Day
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Monday April 9, 2018 (4/9/2018)
Method: 2nd Monday after March 26th on Gregorian calendar
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Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon189 days until ANZAC Day
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Wednesday April 25, 2018 (4/25/2018)
Method: April 25th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
May 2018
delete iconadd icon201 days until Labour Day (AU/QLD)
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Monday May 7, 2018 (5/7/2018)
Method: First Monday of May on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
June 2018
delete iconadd icon229 days until Foundation Day
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Monday June 4, 2018 (6/4/2018)
Method: First Monday of June on Gregorian calendar
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Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon236 days until the Queen's Birthday
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Monday June 11, 2018 (6/11/2018)
Method: 2nd Monday after June 1st on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
August 2018
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Wednesday August 15, 2018 (8/15/2018)
Method: August 15th on Gregorian calendar
Notes: [???]
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delete iconadd icon313 days until Picnic Day
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Monday August 27, 2018 (8/27/2018)
Method: 1st Monday after August 26th on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
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October 2018
delete iconadd icon348 days until Labour Day (AU/NSW)
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Monday October 1, 2018 (10/1/2018)
Method: First Monday of October on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year
delete iconadd icon355 days until the Queen's Birthday
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Monday October 8, 2018 (10/8/2018)
Method: 1st Monday after October 1st on Gregorian calendar
Length: 1 day
Period: 1 year

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