NAME

Date::Holidays::AU - Determine Australian Public Holidays

VERSION

Version 0.23

SYNOPSIS

  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 );

DESCRIPTION

This module makes an attempt at describing Australian holidays using the interface defined Date::Holidays::Abstract, which defines two methods, is_holiday and holidays.

SUBROUTINES/METHODS

is_holiday($year, $month, $day, $state, $params)

returns true or false depending to whether or not the date in question is a holiday according to the state and the additional parameters.

holidays($year, $state, %params)

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'

DEPENDENCIES

Uses Date::Easter for easter calculations. Makes use of the Time::Local modules from the standard Perl distribution.

CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT

Date::Holidays::AU requires no configuration files or environment variables.

INCOMPATIBILITIES

None reported

AUTHOR

David Dick <ddick@cpan.org>

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

Support for WA's Queen's Birthday holiday only consists of hard-coded values. Likewise for Grand Final Eve in Victoria.

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

SEE ALSO

Date::Holidays::Abstract, Date::Holiday::DE, Date::Holiday::UK