Christmas Island Holidays
Christmas Island Public Holidays
Searching for the national holidays in Christmas Island? All public holidays in Christmas Island are treated like Sundays. This means that most of the Christmas Island employees have a day off and all schools are closed on these office holidays. If you are planning a trip to Christmas Island and want to know what the national and regional holidays are, check the details in the tables below.
Christmas Island, island in the Eastern Indian Ocean; 135 km2, 2,200 residents (2017).It is located 360 km southwest of Java and 1 290 km northwest of Australia and constitutes an external Australian territory. Christmas Island consists of a volcano (Murry Hill), which reaches 361 meters above sea level. The coast, which is protected by coral reefs, is sometimes high and steep, with cliffs that rise more than 200 m above sea level, but there are also flat sandy beaches. The climate is tropical with abundant rainfall (2,670 mm / year), and the island is covered by dense forests.
There is no original population. The residents, of which only 1/3 are women, are of Chinese and Malay descent. The formerly significant phosphate quarrying ceased in 1987, and nowadays the tourism industry is the dominant industry.