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Victoria Will Get A Public Holiday For The AFL Grand Final

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The new Victorian Premier-elect, Daniel Andrews, has announced an extra public holiday for the state next year: Grand Final Friday.

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The public holiday will coincide with the annual Grand Final Parade on October 2nd.

"I think it'll be a fantastic opportunity for families to spend time together and to share in what’s an iconic event," Andrews told 3AW.

"I think that it's just about recognising that families work hard, a lot of people are under a lot of pressure, and it's just the right thing to do."

The announcement, which means Victoria will now have two public holidays for sporting events (the other being the Melbourne Cup), was met with mixed reactions.

Grand Final Friday will now be a public holiday. I'm not complaining!

lozzy@lozzy_saffronFollow

Grand Final Friday will now be a public holiday. I'm not complaining!

10:14 AM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some people were really happy.

Pretty much the best thing ever "@AFL: "It's just the right thing to do." - 'Grand Final Friday' will now be a public holiday for Victorians

melanie scully@melza31Follow

Pretty much the best thing ever "@AFL: "It's just the right thing to do." - 'Grand Final Friday' will now be a public holiday for Victorians

8:20 AM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Ooh public holiday Grand Final Friday! Hello Australia!

Evan Harding@eharding_cupFollow

Ooh public holiday Grand Final Friday! Hello Australia!

8:13 AM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Others were really not.

Great news Business owners NOT. A new public holiday on the way for Victorians. The Friday before the Grand Final. More burden for business

Mark Perry@mark_perry309Follow

Great news Business owners NOT. A new public holiday on the way for Victorians. The Friday before the Grand Final. More burden for business

9:03 AM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Are we going to lose a public holiday somewhere else to make room for this Grand Final Friday??

James Nankivell@JamesNanksFollow

Are we going to lose a public holiday somewhere else to make room for this Grand Final Friday??

8:27 AM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@AFL what an idiot.. The monday should be the holiday!!

Fog@Hazey_07Follow

@AFL what an idiot.. The monday should be the holiday!!

8:08 AM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

While non-Victorians just wanted in on the action.

If Victorians get a public holiday for the Friday of Grand Final week, it's only fair we should too.

Vivienne Tran@jeebazzFollow

If Victorians get a public holiday for the Friday of Grand Final week, it's only fair we should too.

8:16 AM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@AFL it's called the'Australian football league' lets make it a national holiday!

Nathan HepworthSmith@HepsmithFollow

@AFL it's called the'Australian football league' lets make it a national holiday!

8:08 AM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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