|Observed by||Australian Capital Territory|
|Date||Second Monday in March|
|2012 date||March 12|
|2013 date||March 11|
|2014 date||March 10|
|2015 date||March 9|
Canberra Day is a public holiday held annually on the second Monday in March in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) to celebrate the official naming of Canberra. Canberra was named at a ceremony on 12 March 1913 by Lady Denman, the wife of the then Governor-General Lord Denman. In 2012 Canberra Day falls on 12 March. In 2013 it falls on 11 March. On 3 March 2007, ACT Minister Andrew Barr introduced a bill to change the day of Canberra Day to the second Monday in March so it falls closer more often to the actual birthday of Canberra. Previously it had been held on the third Monday in March.
Annual events associated with Canberra Day include the Canberra Festival, which runs from 11-20 March 2011, the Chief Minister's Canberra Day Awards Ceremony, and the Canberra Festival Balloon Spectacular.
- "Changes to Canberra Day Public Holiday From 2008". Office of the ACT Chief Minister. 2007-03-03. Retrieved 2007-03-19.
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