Canberra Day is a public
holiday held annually on the second Monday in March in the Australian
Capital Territory (ACT) to celebrate the official naming of Canberra.
Canberra was named at a ceremony on March
, the wife of the then Governor-General Lord Denman
On 3 March 2007
Minister Andrew Barr
introduced a bill
to change the day of Canberra Day to the second
March so it falls closer to the actual birthday of Canberra.
Previously it had been held on the third Monday in March.