Recreation Day - Australia
Mon, Nov 6, 2023

Recreation Day

Recreation Day is a unique holiday celebrated on the first Monday in November in Tasmania and Australia. In 2022, it falls on November 7th. Dedicate this day to your favorite pastime, travel, or recreation in any way you like.


Recreation Day does not have an important historical event or fascinating religious or cultural history associated with it. For a long time, it was known as “The Feast of the First Monday in November”, but in 1989, all references to the event were removed from the Public Holidays Law and replaced with Recreation Day.

One version suggests that the event was added to the calendar to balance the number of days off throughout the state of Tasmania. While the Royal Hobart Regatta is traditionally celebrated in the southern regions, the northern part lacked an equivalent event, so Recreation Day was created.

Interesting facts

  • Recreation Day is a day off, so don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy it!
  • Use the day to get together with family and friends, organize a party, go to the cinema, or take up a common hobby.
  • It is a holiday that is only celebrated in half of the state, so it’s a great opportunity to join something rare and unique.

How to take part

Plan ahead for your family trip. It can be a trip to a natural park, a water park, another country, or just to your family place. For many, the best form of relaxation is absolute relaxation, so don’t deny yourself this – order your favorite food in a restaurant and spend the day lying on the couch watching movies or reading. Experiment in the kitchen, in the interior, with your own style and appearance, and be sure to share the fruits of your experiments on social networks.

When is Recreation Day celebrated in 2023?

Recreation Day is observed on the first Monday of November each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday November 6 2023
Monday November 4 2024
Monday November 3 2025
Monday November 2 2026

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