Victoria’s AFL Grand Final Eve public holiday will be renamed to ‘Thank You Day’ to show the states thanks to those who have made sacrifices to contain the spread of Coronavirus.
This follows the AFL’s announcement that the Grand Final will take place in Brisbane, at the Gabba, on Saturday, October 24th.
Despite that, Victorians will still get to enjoy the public holiday, which will be on October 23rd.
“Confirmation of the Grand Final date also means that the Government can lock in the popular AFL Grand Final eve public holiday for Friday, 23 October,” the Victorian government said.
“A ‘Thank You Day’ for Victorians who have made so many sacrifices as part of the community effort to contain the spread of coronavirus.”
When is Grand Final Eve?
Grand Final Eve is a regional public holiday held in Victoria, Australia. It is usually observed on the day before the AFL Grand Final match on the Friday before the final Saturday in September. This website will be updated with the exact date upon release of the updated AFL schedule.
History of Grand Final Eve
The AFL Grand Final is an annual Australian rules football match. It is traditionally held on the final Saturday in September to determine the Australian Football League champions for that year.