Melbourne Cup Day 2024, 2025 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 2024November 5, 2024 Tuesday451229
Melbourne Cup Day 2025November 4, 2025 Tuesday451593
Melbourne Cup Day 2026November 3, 2026 Tuesday451957
Melbourne Cup Day 2027November 2, 2027 Tuesday442321
Melbourne Cup Day 2028November 7, 2028 Tuesday452692
Melbourne Cup Day 2029November 6, 2029 Tuesday453056
Melbourne Cup Day 2030November 5, 2030 Tuesday453420
Melbourne Cup Day 2031November 4, 2031 Tuesday453784
Melbourne Cup Day 2032November 2, 2032 Tuesday454148
Melbourne Cup Day 2033November 1, 2033 Tuesday444512
Melbourne Cup Day 2034November 7, 2034 Tuesday454883
Melbourne Cup Day 2035November 6, 2035 Tuesday455247
Melbourne Cup Day 2036November 4, 2036 Tuesday455611
Melbourne Cup Day 2037November 3, 2037 Tuesday455975
Melbourne Cup Day 2038November 2, 2038 Tuesday446339

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