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 Tuesday45289
Melbourne Cup Day 2018November 6, 2018 Tuesday45653
Melbourne Cup Day 2019November 5, 2019 Tuesday451017
Melbourne Cup Day 2020November 3, 2020 Tuesday451381
Melbourne Cup Day 2021November 2, 2021 Tuesday441745
Melbourne Cup Day 2022November 1, 2022 Tuesday442109
Melbourne Cup Day 2023November 7, 2023 Tuesday452480
Melbourne Cup Day 2024November 5, 2024 Tuesday452844
Melbourne Cup Day 2025November 4, 2025 Tuesday453208
Melbourne Cup Day 2026November 3, 2026 Tuesday453572
Melbourne Cup Day 2027November 2, 2027 Tuesday443936
Melbourne Cup Day 2028November 7, 2028 Tuesday454307
Melbourne Cup Day 2029November 6, 2029 Tuesday454671
Melbourne Cup Day 2030November 5, 2030 Tuesday455035
Melbourne Cup Day 2031November 4, 2031 Tuesday455399

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