Date::Holidays::AU - Determine Australian Public Holidays
use Date::Holidays::AU qw( is_holiday );
my ($year, $month, $day) = (localtime)[ 5, 4, 3 ];
$year += 1900;
$month += 1;
my $state = 'VIC';
print "Excellent\n" if is_holiday( $year, $month, $day, $state );
This module makes an attempt at describing Australian holidays using the interface defined Date::Holidays::Abstract, which defines two methods, is_holiday and holidays.
returns true or false depending to whether or not the date in question is a holiday according to the state and the additional parameters.
Returns a hashref of all defined holidays in the year according to the state and the additional parameters. Keys in the hashref are in 'mmdd' format, the values are the names of the holidays.
The states may be 'VIC','WA','NT','QLD','TAS','NSW','SA' or 'ACT'. The default state is 'VIC'. The following tables lists the allowable parameters for each state;
State Parameter Default Values
VIC no_melbourne_cup 0 1 | 0
NT region 'Darwin' 'Alice Springs' | 'Tennant Creek' | 'Katherine' | 'Darwin' | 'Borrolooda'
QLD no_show_day 0 1 | 0
NSW include_bank_holiday 0 1 | 0
ACT include_bank_holiday 0 1 | 0
TAS holidays  'Devonport Cup','King Island Show','Launceston Cup','Hobart Show','Recreation Day','Burnie Show','Agfest','Launceston Show','Flinders Island Show'
Uses Date::Easter for easter calculations. Makes use of the Time::Local modules from the standard Perl distribution.
Date::Holidays::AU requires no configuration files or environment variables.
David Dick <email@example.com>
Support for WA's Queen's Birthday holiday only consists of hard-coded values. Likewise for Grand Final Eve in Victoria.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
Date::Holidays::Abstract, Date::Holiday::DE, Date::Holiday::UK
To install Date::Holidays::AU, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.