Celebrating Australia Day in Sydney

January , was the date on which Captain Arthur Phillip took formal possessing the colony of New south wales and raised the British flag for the first time in Sydney Cove. In 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 a very long weekend. This tells you a lot about Australians’ priorities! Individuals we celebrate Australia Time frame? Since all states and territories celebrate Australia Day together on specific day. On this day ceremonies welcome new citizens or honour people who did a great platform. On the fun side are BBQs, contests, parades, performances, fireworks plus. A National Australia Day Council, Perth Fireworks Australia Day founded in , views Australia Day as “a day to reflect on really should have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation,” and a “day for individuals 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 a good Invasion Day gathering facing Parliament House and a protest march this is oftentimes advertised on Facebook. Canberra invites you to locate Aboriginal culture and storytelling with dance and music in Commonwealth Park and at Australia Day Festival in the National Museum of Sydney. Melbourne holds the Share the Spirit festival in the Treasury Gardens since , and another Survival Day celebreation in Borthwick Park, Belgrave.