Australia Day 2022: 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 have celebrated this day from the year 1788.
The Day commemorates the establishment of the first European settlement in Jackson Port; now it is part of Sydney. The day gathers the people 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 people said that Australia is a land of mystery, danger, and majestic beauty. Hence Australian Day is a day for people in Australia to make their country an even better place for their future.
History of Australia Day:
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 the aforementioned ships, instead concentrating on the diverse society and landscape of their nation. T
he parties will be held to welcome new immigrants, and some of the communities will organize some family events on that day. Before 1901, Australia was a young country, and they formed a federation in 1901.
Only after the arrival of British ships, their population increased.
In 1935, Australia Day was celebrated all over the nation except New South Wales State. The people in that state had called that day “Anniversary Day.”
From 1946, they too celebrated the day as Australia Day. The day marks colonization, but Aboriginal Australians sometimes feel that their celebrations exclude them.
It was renamed “Invasion Day,” and the protests happened with side-by-side parties.
How to celebrate Australia Day:
People in Australia will celebrate the occasion by reading their country’s fascinating story. Some of the organizations and community will organize some family events. So the people can attend those events with their families.
If you are not in Australia, learn more about Australia and the arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships.
On this day, Australian citizenship ceremonies will be conducted to welcome immigrants who have been granted citizenship to the country.
Facts about Australia Day:
- Australia’s Highway 1 is the world’s longest national highway. With about 14,500 km, (9,000 mi), it circumnavigates the entire country.
- Platypus are highly poisonous, and have enough poison to kill a dog or make a human seriously ill
- In 2002, an Australian man coined a term for a self-portrait using a phone, which is now widely known as – a ‘selfie’.