An international holiday will be celebrated around the world this year, with a big boost to the economy.
Here’s a look at how it will unfold.
Read moreRead MoreThe first Christmas holidays, called the National Holidays, will take place on January 1, 2021, with the start of the New Year on January 7, 2021.
In Australia, New Year’s Eve will be the official state holiday.
The Commonwealth and New South Wales governments are organising the celebrations with an agreement signed by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
There are also some minor changes to the calendar.
Christmas Day is now Monday, January 1 instead of Saturday, January 3, and the first day of Advent is now Tuesday, January 4.
New Year’s Day is Saturday, February 7 instead of Sunday, February 8.
Australia is the only country in the world to have two different national holidays.
The Australian calendar has one of the longest-lasting calendars in the western world, with more than 50 years of holidays in a row.
In the US, New Years Day is celebrated on Saturday, December 31, and December 30 is the first Monday in January.
Australia has the longest calendar of any western country, having a total of more than 70 holidays.
Australia also has the largest number of public holidays in the whole of the world, in terms of day of week, and has one the most celebrated national holidays in Europe, with New Year, which is also celebrated in the UK, on December 31.
In terms of the number of countries, Canada, which has two separate holidays each year, has the most, with nine, followed by Denmark with eight, New Zealand with seven, Ireland with six, and Sweden with five.
In the UK there are also more than 40 different national Christmas days and there are nearly 20,000 different national holiday cards, which are used to mark the occasion.