Melbourne Cup Day 2020, 2021 and onwards

Mebourne Cup Day : First Tuesday in November

The Melbourne Cup Day or just "Cup Day" is a local holiday in the state of Victoria and in the Australian Capital Territory that is celebrated each year on the first Tuesday of November. The occasion for the holiday is Australia's major thoroughbred horse race: the Melbourne Cup. According to the organising Victoria Racing Club it is "the race that stops a nation".


The event was organised for the first time in 1861 and has become the richest "two mile" (the actual length of the race course is 3200 meters, a little less than 2 miles) handicap in the world. The race is full of tradition and has produced many legends. Fatal accidents, interstate rivalry, heroic victories, gambling, race day fashion, conspiracy and many other factors have made Melbourne Cup Day one of Australia’s most important and legendary sports events.


HolidayDateWeek numberDays to go
Melbourne Cup Day 2020November 3, 2020 Tuesday45773
Melbourne Cup Day 2021November 2, 2021 Tuesday441137
Melbourne Cup Day 2022November 1, 2022 Tuesday441501
Melbourne Cup Day 2023November 7, 2023 Tuesday451872
Melbourne Cup Day 2024November 5, 2024 Tuesday452236
Melbourne Cup Day 2025November 4, 2025 Tuesday452600
Melbourne Cup Day 2026November 3, 2026 Tuesday452964
Melbourne Cup Day 2027November 2, 2027 Tuesday443328
Melbourne Cup Day 2028November 7, 2028 Tuesday453699
Melbourne Cup Day 2029November 6, 2029 Tuesday454063
Melbourne Cup Day 2030November 5, 2030 Tuesday454427
Melbourne Cup Day 2031November 4, 2031 Tuesday454791
Melbourne Cup Day 2032November 2, 2032 Tuesday455155
Melbourne Cup Day 2033November 1, 2033 Tuesday445519
Melbourne Cup Day 2034November 7, 2034 Tuesday455890

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