Melbourne Cup Day 2017, 2018 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 2017November 7, 2017 Tuesday45101
Melbourne Cup Day 2018November 6, 2018 Tuesday45465
Melbourne Cup Day 2019November 5, 2019 Tuesday45829
Melbourne Cup Day 2020November 3, 2020 Tuesday451193
Melbourne Cup Day 2021November 2, 2021 Tuesday441557
Melbourne Cup Day 2022November 1, 2022 Tuesday441921
Melbourne Cup Day 2023November 7, 2023 Tuesday452292
Melbourne Cup Day 2024November 5, 2024 Tuesday452656
Melbourne Cup Day 2025November 4, 2025 Tuesday453020
Melbourne Cup Day 2026November 3, 2026 Tuesday453384
Melbourne Cup Day 2027November 2, 2027 Tuesday443748
Melbourne Cup Day 2028November 7, 2028 Tuesday454119
Melbourne Cup Day 2029November 6, 2029 Tuesday454483
Melbourne Cup Day 2030November 5, 2030 Tuesday454847
Melbourne Cup Day 2031November 4, 2031 Tuesday455211

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