January , was the date on which Captain Arthur Phillip took formal possession of the colony of New south wales and raised the British flag for the occasion in Sydney Cove. Inside the early s the day was known as ‘First Landing’, ‘Anniversary Day’ or ‘Foundation Day’. In the Commonwealth and state governments agreed to unify the celebrations on January and call it ‘Australia Day’. The day became a public holiday in its th anniversary.
Before Australia Day was the closest Monday to January to ensure an extended period of weekend. This tells a lot about Australians’ goals! Why do we celebrate Australia Wedding day? Since all states and territories celebrate Australia Day together on Hobart Fireworks the actual day. On this day ceremonies welcome new citizens or honour people who did a great service. On the fun side are BBQs, contests, parades, performances, fireworks and more. A National Australia Day Council, founded in , views Australia Day as “a day to reflect on what we have achieved and the devices we can be proud of in our great nation,” and a “day for us to recommit to making Australia an even better place for the generations to come”.
Adelaide organises Survival in the National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Tandanya, at Semaphore. Brisbane Check if there an Invasion Day gathering right in front of Parliament House plus a protest march this is sometimes advertised on Facebook. Canberra invites you to guide about Aboriginal culture and storytelling with dance and music in Commonwealth Park at Australia Day Festival at the National Museum of Review. Melbourne holds the Share the Spirit festival in the Treasury Gardens since , one more Survival Day celebreation in Borthwick Park, Belgrave.