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Rename Adelaide Cup Day to ‘Adelaide Festivals Day’

With Adelaide’s ‘Mad March’ festival season in full swing, we're calling on the South Australian Premier Peter Malinauskas to rename the Adelaide Cup public holiday to ‘Adelaide Festivals Day’. 

Events like the Adelaide Fringe, WOMADelaide and Adelaide Writers Week make a crucial contribution to South Australia - and they deserve recognition with their own public holiday. 

Not only does the arts sector employ a huge number of talented and creative South Australians, but it also brings huge tourism and economic benefits for everyone in our great state. 

When you consider the social and economic contribution from festivals and the arts, compared to the relatively small number of attendees going to one horse race, it just makes sense.

It’s time we recognised that with a public holiday for festivals instead of one for a horse race with declining relevance and popularity. 

Will you join our campaign to rename the Adelaide Cup public holiday to 'Adelaide Festivals Day'?

Who's signing
Lesley O'Hara
Melissa Anne Bean
Anton Scholte
Nick Bentley
Alisha Chaplin
Blake Dolling
Natalie Larke
Louiza Hebhardt
Briony Fitzgerald
Kym Steele
Stella Zdenkowski
Alyssa Harding

Will you sign?

People from all over the country come to Adelaide in March to experience the Adelaide Fringe, WOMADelaide, Adelaide Writers Week and the Adelaide Festival. It’s time we recognised that with a public holiday for festivals instead of one for a horse race with declining relevance and popularity.

Let’s embrace our place as the festival state and have our very own ‘Adelaide Festivals Day’.

Let's rename Adelaide Cup Day to 'Adelaide Festivals Day'!

 

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