The Queensland Government announced today the People’s Day Public Holiday (scheduled for 11 August) will move to create a long weekend in October. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the People’s Day would become People’s Long Weekend on Friday 29 October.
“Ekka is where the bush meets the city. This gives the city the chance to go to the bush, the beach or the rainforest,” the Premier said.
“By creating a long weekend in October, we’re giving thousands of Queenslanders a chance to explore their own state.
“I’m urging Queenslanders to use the People’s Long Weekend to support local businesses and local jobs. Please holiday at home on October 29.”
Last year’s cancellation of the Ekka saw the Ekka public holiday moved from 12 August to 14 August, 2020.