4 August, 2021
Change of Ekka Holiday for Moreton region
The Ekka Public Holiday will be moved until later in the year for Brisbane, Scenic Rim and Moreton Bay local government areas. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that moving the holiday from Wednesday, August 11 occurred following the Ekka being cancelled for a second year. The date of the new public holiday is expected to be determined at the next parliamentary sitting as it will need legislative amendment. The public holiday will remain on August 9 for the Somerset region, as originally scheduled.