Australia Day comes on January 26 of every year. It is an official national Holiday in Australia. Australia is the sixth largest country in the world, and they celebrate Australia Day from the year 1788. The Australia Day commemorates the establishment of first European settlement in Jackson Port; now it is the part of the Sydney. The day gathers the peoples in Australia, and they celebrate by thinking about what they are great about being an Australian. The day will reflect on what they have achieved and what are the things that can be proud of their Nation. Some of the peoples said that Australia is a land of mystery, danger and majestic beauty Nation. Hence Australia Day is a day for people in Australia to make their country in even better place for their future.
History of Australia Day
The Australia Day marks the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at New South Wales in 1788. The day also marks the rise of the flag of Great Britain in that location. Nowadays the celebrations haven’t focused on the arrival of aforementioned ships instead of concentrating on diverse society and landscape of their nation. The parties will be held to welcome new immigrants, and some of the communities will organize some family events on that day. Before 1901, Australia is a young country, and they occurred federation in 1901. Only after the arrival of British ships, their population gets increased.
In 1935 Australia Day was celebrated all over the nation except New South Wales State. The peoples in that state had called that day as “Anniversary Day.” From 1946 they too celebrated the day as an Australia Day. The day marks the colonization, but Aboriginal Australians sometimes feels that their celebrations exclude them. It was renamed to “Invasion Day,” and the protests were happened with side by side parties.
How to celebrate Australia Day
Peoples in Australia Day will celebrate the day by reading their country’s fascinating story. Some of the organizations and community will organize some family events. So the peoples can attend those events with their families. People can use #AustraliaDay to post on social media.
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