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Melbourne Events

Melbourne’s event calendar is jam-packed all year round. The different seasons bring different events, so no matter what time of year you come to Melbourne, there will always be something unique and exciting happening. If you’re looking at what’s on, the upcoming events calendar includes plenty of options including multicultural festivals, parades, sporting tournaments and cultural events.

So whether you love sports or indulging in something a little different, Melbourne offers every type of event for its millions of visitors each year.

Whats On Melbourne This Weekend & Upcoming Events Calendar


Australians love watching sport and every year, the city celebrates many major sporting including the famous Australian Open, international cricket matches, the Spring Racing Carnival and the Formula One Grand Prix. The city has a number of excellent cricket and football grounds, stadiums and indoor stadiums.

Melbourne also hosts a range of festivals including food and wine festivals, music festivals and cultural and heritage festivals. Visitors, locals and culinary experts from all over the world come here to participate in the Melbourne Food and Wine festival. This popular event features award-winning vintages from some of Australia’s major wine regions.

Music lovers will be happy to know that Melbourne offers a wide choice of theatre shows, concerts and outdoor entertainment. Every year, the city celebrates the Jazz and Blues festival, the Harvest Picnic at Hanging Rock as well as country music festivals and live concerts.

If you’re wondering what’s on this weekend, just head into the city and you are sure to find a local community event, blockbuster theatre shows, art exhibit or live music concert. The event calendar changes weekly, so make sure you don’t miss out!


Kinky Boots

Come and see Melbourne’s newest musical Kinky Boots, which is an award winning show which will play until March 2017 at at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne. Come and see one of the funniest and heart warming...

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Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon, the 9 time Tony Award Winning Musical, is now coming to Melbourne for a huge Summer / Autumn season in 2017. Showing at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne, The Book of Mormon is known as one of most...

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Fed Square

Fed Square Live

Federation Square in Melbourne is a hub for a lot of local activities because of its huge central square, many cafes & restaurants, as well as the accessibility to public transport. While the spot is featured in a...

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Sustainable Living Festival

The Sustainable Living Festival runs for 3 weeks and promotes solutions to global warming by promoting sustainable living practices. Started in 1998, the festival attracts over 150,000 people each year and has become...

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St. Kilda Festival

St Kilda Festival

St. Kilda Festival is a nine-day event held in Melbourne and whose culmination is a summer-style celebration of arts and music along the gorgeous St. Kilda foreshore. Part and parcel of Melbourne’s timeless...

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White Night

White Night

One of Australia’s most invigorating and popular cultural events, White Night is celebrated in Melbourne and brings the city to life in an amazing way. At the core of the event is a celebration of everything artistic...

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Antipodes Festival

Lonsdale Street Festival

For the Greek Community living in Australia, the Lonsdale Street Festival (formerly Antipodes Festival) is a must-attend event that celebrates the rich culture and food of Greece. The festival brings together Greek...

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Australian International Airshow

The Australian International Airshow, also known as Avalon Airshow, is the biggest airshow in the southern hemisphere, attracting visitors from all over the world. Held every two years, the Airshow brings together...

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Sydney Road Street Party

The Sydney Road Street Party is a cultural festival and one of the largest street-based festivals in Melbourne which will be held on the 5th of March 2017. Held as part of the Brunswick Music Festival which runs for 2...

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Moomba Festival

Melbournians come together every year to share, cheer and spread the festive spirit for the Moomba Festival. After all, Moomba has been celebrated in Melbourne for over half a century, and is held every Labour Day long...

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Labour Day

Labour Day is a public holiday in Victoria which will next be observed on Monday the 13th of March 2017. Labour Day is observed to reflect on the social and political movement in the 1850’s to secure an 8 hour working...

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Irish Festival

Irish Festival

The Irish Festival is one of the most popular Irish events in Australia, gathering both locals and foreigners together to celebrate their Irish roots in a day of family fun. Held on the Sunday before Saint...

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Melbourne Queer Film Festival

Melbourne has been hosting the famous Queer Film Festival since 1991; making it one of the oldest queer film festivals in the world and the largest in the southern hemisphere. This film event is the second largest film...

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Viva Victoria Multicultural Festival

Viva Victoria Multicultural Festival

Every year, the citizens of Melbourne celebrate a number of multicultural festivals around the city; including the ever popular Chinese New Year, the Summer Latin Festival and the Viva Victoria Multicultural Festival...

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Australian Grand Prix

THE DATES OF THE GRAND PRIX HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED AS 23-26 MARCH 2017 To book your accommodation, click here to visit booking.com for the lowest prices. Of all of the events held in Melbourne, the Australian Grand Prix is...

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Warrandyte Festival

The Warrandyte Festival has been a staple of this country town since 1977 and, in 2017 is celebrating its 40th year! Come on up to Warrandyte to celebrate this wonderful festival filled with food, drinks, live music, a...

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival

If you love stand-up comedy or just like to laugh, come to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival to witness the largest comedy festival in Australia and the third-largest festival in the world. Melbourne...

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Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

Every year, thousands of visitors flock to Melbourne to witness blooming gardens, colourful trails and beautiful flowering plants at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show; hosted at the UNESCO World...

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Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Coffee paradise beckons visitors to sample, savour and appreciate coffee at Australia’s most spirited event, the Melbourne International Coffee Expo. Held at the royal pavilion within the Melbourne Showgrounds...

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Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Experience an amazing culinary journey, diverse cuisines and contemporary fusion food culture at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. This decade old celebration is one of the best culinary festivals around Australia...

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Run for the Kids

Herald Sun / Citylink Run For The Kids

The Herald Sun / CityLink Run for the Kids is one of the great local events in Melbourne aimed at fundraising for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. Participants can choose to walk or run the 14.6km long...

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Bells Beach Surfing Classic

Bells Beach Surfing Classic

The Bells Beach Surfing Classic held annually in Victoria and is a professional surfing competition that attracts visitors to Bells Beach every Easter. Commonly known as the “Rip Curl Pro” this event is the...

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Good Friday

Good Friday kicks off the Australian Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Friday the 14th of April 2017. Good Friday is a public holiday which is observed with almost all shops and stores closing and people...

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Easter Saturday

Easter Saturday is part of the Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Saturday the 15th of April 2017. Easter Saturday follows Good Friday and occurs as part of a Christian festival which, according to...

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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is part of the Easter celebrations and will next be observed on Sunday the 16th of April 2017. Easter Sunday is the biggest day of this four holiday weekend as it is a public holiday and the day when...

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Sightseeing

Easter Monday

Easter Monday is a public holiday in Australia and will next be observed on Monday the 17th of April 2017. Easter Monday follows Easter Sunday which is a Christian festival which, according to tradition, celebrates the...

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Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Home Show

The Melbourne Home Show (also known as the HIA Home Show) is a large exhibition relating to all things home and garden held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Melbourne Home Show will introduce...

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Colour Run

Colour Run Melbourne is the most fun 5km run event in Australia where runners can run, skip, walk or dance their way around the course whilst they get flung with colour. This is an un-timed event where participants of...

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Shrine of Remembrance

Anzac Day

Anzac Day is an important special community event celebrated all over Australia on April 25. On this date, millions of Australia commemorate the anniversary of the first significant military pairing of Australian and...

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Fed Square

Melbourne Knowledge Week

A vibrant nightlife, diverse restaurant scene and a myriad of cultural attractions are not the only things for you to explore when your arrive in Melbourne. Melbourne Knowledge Week is a popular event in Melbourne and...

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Royal Exhibition Building

Dog Lovers Show

The Dog Lovers Show is a huge exhibition held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens that celebrates all the best things about being a dog owner in Australia. There are so many things to see and do at the...

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Good Beer Week

Fancy a cold beer the Australian way? Make plans to attend the renowned Good Beer Week, an event that aims to promote and encourage the appreciation of Good Beer to a wider audience. The nine-day long event was designed...

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Albert Park

Queen’s Birthday

Australian’s celebrate the Queen’s Birthday with a public holiday (and long weekend) on Monday the 12th of June 2017. Even though there will be limited trading hours for some shops and businesses, there are plenty...

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Good Food Wine Festival

Good Food & Wine Festival

Experience a journey of good food and wine at Melbourne’s internationally acclaimed Good Food & Wine Festival. Sommeliers, winemakers and chefs from all over Australia come here to showcase their best harvests and...

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Fed Square

Melbourne International Jazz Festival

The week-long Melbourne International Jazz Festival week features an excellent line-up with more than 100 unique jazz performances by top artists and performers. Popular venues like the Hamer Hall, Bennett’s Lane Jazz...

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Lights in Winter Festival

The Light in Winter Festival

With the popular Light in Winter Festival held in June each year, visitors to Melbourne during the winter months can enjoy this fantastic evening event in Melbourne’s cool winter. The yearly winter program runs...

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Batman Market

Winter Nights at the Batman Market

The Batman Markets are ready to launch their new program, Winter Nights at the Batman Market. Think freshly cooked street food as well as the hottest performers, artisans and artists. Here, you will find a food lover’s...

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Melbourne International Singers Festival

The Melbourne International Singers Festival is celebrated amid public festivities and features world-class singing, performances and an array of outstanding vocal and musical workshops – held every June and...

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Mind Body And Soul Festival

Mind, Body And Spirit Festival

The Mind, Body and Spirit Festival is one of the few festivals celebrated in Australia that solely focuses on health, wellness and natural therapies. The festival welcomes more than 200 exhibitors from all across the...

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Melbourne Boat Show

The Melbourne Boat Show is is the largest event for the local marine industry, with thousands of exhibitors gathering in the city to display their latest products and services every year. Some of the main products...

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Williamstown Literary Festival

Williamstown Literary Festival

The Williamstown Literary Festival (aka the Willy Lit Fest) is an event which brings together readers and writers for one of the biggest literary festivals in Victoria. The festival runs for two days and will take place...

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Melbourne International Animation Festival

The Melbourne International Animation Festival is a forum that brings together animators from all over the world. These animation works are selected from the creme de la creme of recent and historical releases. The...

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Your Perfect Day

Your Perfect Day is a popular bridal exhibition held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre which offers information on everything you will need to plan your wedding. As one of the most popular bridal expos...

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Melbourne Magic Festival

The Melbourne Magic Festival is one of a kind in Australia, and is easily regarded as the ultimate winter festival in Melbourne. Founded in 2008 by the Australian Institute of Magic, the festival seeks to bring together...

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Disney on Ice

Each and every year, children are dazzled and amazed by the huge production that comes to Melbourne during winter; Disney on Ice. A huge ice skating extravaganza, each show presents some of your favourite Disney...

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Meguiars MotorEx

Meguiars MotorEx has stepped up a level with a massive expansion to account for the overwhelming support shown at the first Melbourne event in 2014. This year, a pavilion has been added and the event precinct now covers...

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Run Melbourne

Run Melbourne (formerly “The Age Run Melbourne”) is a great running event that encourages participants of all ages to come forward and showcase their athletic skills. Participants of this event will enjoy...

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Melbourne International Film Festival

The Melbourne International Film Festival is one of the oldest events in Melbourne and held over three weeks around July and August every year. Founded in 1952, the film festival is one of the oldest in the world, and...

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Open House Melbourne

Open House Melbourne is a free event that offers a chance to explore the city’s most historic and significant buildings, religious structures and architectural monuments. The best part is you don’t have to pay any...

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SpotJobs Career Expo

The SpotJobs Career Expo is the largest and most comprehensive careers event in Australia. The event showcases career opportunities from large employers, trades to higher education in an exciting, interactive and...

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Melbourne Writers Festival

Melbourne Writers Festival

The Melbourne Writers Festival is another cultural event catering for writers and readers; that includes a diverse schedule of educational programs, workshops, interactive sessions and entertainment options for all...

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Melbourne Day

Melbourne Day is an annual celebration which marks the founding of the great city of Melbourne on the 30th of August 1835. Each year, there are a number of fun FREE events held throughout the Melbourne CBD with a...

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Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

Fashion models, designers and retailers gather in Melbourne every September to celebrate Spring Fashion Week. This event is one of a kind and includes runway shows, fashion parades, exhibitions, films and even workshops...

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Melbourne Underground Film Festival

The Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF) is an independent festival which shows films in venues around Melbourne from new and upcoming filmmakers. The MUFF has been running since the year 2000, so 2017 will mark...

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Melbourne Fringe Festival

Melbourne Fringe Festival

The residents of Melbourne come together every September to celebrate the famous Melbourne Fringe Festival. This unique event welcomes more than 3400 independent artists to participate and display their finest artwork...

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Royal Melbourne Show

Royal Melbourne Show

Taking place over the September school holidays, the Royal Melbourne Show is celebrated over 11 wonderful days and includes everything from exciting rides and family entertainment to arts, crafts and barn yard animals...

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AFL Grand Final

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WESTERN BULLDOGS – 2016 PREMIERS! Sydney Swans 10.7.67 Western Bulldogs 13.11.89 Just like the many other sporting events, the Grand Final has become an essential part of Australian culture...

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Seniors Week

Victorian Seniors Festival

The Victorian Seniors Festival is an event to honour seniors in Victoria – held in October every year at various locations around the Melbourne CBD. This week-long festival includes an array of events, activities...

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Melbourne International Festival of the Arts

Melbourne Festival

Anytime you visit Melbourne, you can be sure to catch a festival or two and if visiting in October, visitors will get to enjoy the Melbourne Festival. The Melbourne Festival represents Australia’s unique culture...

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Melbourne Bride Wedding Expo

The Melbourne Bride Wedding Expo is one of the most popular fashion festivals celebrated in Melbourne, and features bridal fashion parades, catwalk shows and lavish wedding stalls. Brides-to-be from all over Australia...

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Fitness & Health Expo

The Melbourne Fitness & Health Expo is on again in 2017 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Come down and discover the latest information on health, fitness and overall wellness with a number of...

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Stringybark Festival

The Stringybark Festival is a sustainability festival which is held at the Rowville Community Centre in October each year. This festival is all about empowering the local community to live sustainably with information...

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Melbourne Marathon

Melbourne Marathon

While Melbourne’s list of sporting events includes internationally renowned cricket matches, football games and tennis tournaments, the Melbourne Marathon is considered the most popular marathon held in the city...

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Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic

The historic Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic is a cycling race that traverses the south west region of Victoria, through picturesque landscapes and difficult terrain. The Melbourne to Warrnambool Classic was founded in...

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The Spring Racing Carnival

The Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne is a series of thoroughbred horse races held every year in the months of October and November. The Melbourne Cup is the premier event of the Spring Racing Carnival and is held on...

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Oktoberfest

As thousands travel to Munich for Oktoberfest, Melbourne residents are treated to a huge range of events as they celebrate their own version of Oktoberfest, right in the heart of Melbourne. Held at Birrarung Marr along...

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Wine & Cheese Fest

If you are a wine and cheese lover, head to Williamstown in October for the fourth annual Wine & Cheese Fest! The festival is back at the Seaworks Boat Shed this year, which means sea breezes and plenty of space to...

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Lygon Street Fiesta

Lygon Street Fiesta, also known as La Dolce Italia, is a melting pot that showcases Italy’s diverse culture and is certainly a great experience for visitors who wish to experience the diverse culture in Melbourne...

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Melbourne Ukulele Festival

The Melbourne Ukulele Festival is a fun event where lovers of music come together to listen, play and sing along to all things involving the ukulele! The festival is held at the Northcote Town hall, High Street...

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PAX Australia

PAX Australia (Penny Arcade Expo) is a gaming event that is celebrating its 14th year, having started in the USA in 2004. The first Australian PAX event was held in 2013 and has now become the biggest gaming event in...

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Derby Day

Derby Day is a popular thoroughbred horse race which is held every year as part of the Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington Racecourse. Derby Day is always held on the Saturday before the Melbourne Cup, and in 2017 will...

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Melbourne Cup Parade

In the lead-up to the “race that stops the nation”, the City of Melbourne gets in on the festivities each year by hosting the Melbourne Cup Parade. This year, the procession will start on the corner of Swanston and...

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Melbourne Cup

Every year, Australians come together to celebrate the most popular horse race on the calendar, Melbourne Cup Day. The Melbourne Cup is the premier event of the Spring Racing Carnival and is held on the first Tuesday in...

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Oaks Day

Crown Oaks Day, also known as “Ladies Day” is a popular thoroughbred horse race which is held every year as part of the Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington Racecourse. Oaks Day is always held on the Thursday after Cup...

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Stakes Day

Emirates Stakes Day, also known as “Family Day” is a popular thoroughbred horse race which is held every year as part of the Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington Racecourse. Stakes Day is always held on the Saturday...

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Melbourne Music Week

Melbourne Music Week

Melbourne Music Week is a huge festival that draws fans from all over the nation. It is one of the largest celebrations of music in the country – usually held around mid-November and lasting for a week. The best...

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Remembrance Day

The citizens of Australia come together every year to observe Remembrance Day. This event always celebrated at the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month (11th November) remembers the of signing of...

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