The AFL Grand Finale is an annual football match (by Australian rules!). It's celebrated on the last week of September or the first week of October. It determines the Champions for the year. It's a terrific sporting event that recognizes athletes for their superior skills in the competition. It also marks the start of a long weekend for those living in Victoria.
Upcoming Dates For AFL Final Friday
- Friday, September 29, 2017
Where Is AFL Final Friday Considered A Holiday?
It is considered a public holiday throughout Victoria. This means that most businesses are closed in that particular Friday for observation of a great game. There is some speculation that many businesses find financial loss on the AFL Grand Final. But, many citizens want to observe the holiday. They also want to take the opportunity to spend more time with their families, since it starts a long weekend. Many families choose this weekend for a nice vacation.
Festivities & Events During AFL Final Friday
Football is an important part of the culture in Australia. It's world renowned and the sporting events draw attention from all over the globe. The football culture has brought out many traditions. The AFL Final Friday celebration brings out sports fans from all over. They unite to celebrate the teams they are cheering for, and their country. It's actually considered the most important sporting event in Australia. It has the largest amount of observers, both in person and on television. The festivities include cheering and time out with the family. There seed parades and celebrations everywhere you go. The event can be observed at the venue, or from the comfort of home. Or, if you're not into the idea, you can simply enjoy the long weekend with your family!
A Brief History Of AFL Final Friday
It started with an experiment, then grew into something widely celebrated by everyone. It was given an official title in 1897. Originally, the final team would be considered the winner of the match. However, it was decided that the final four teams should be played against each other. It didn't start as a perfect system, so many changes were made. Attendance fluctuated until after the war, but it bounced back and continues to grow.
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