Australia Day | From Sydney to Perth the island celebrates

Posted by on January 26, 2013

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From Darwin to Adelaide, from Sydney to Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, today throughout Australia celebrates January 26 as Australia Day, a national holiday that celebrates the nation remembering the day when in 1788 Captain Arthur Phillip landed the ship First Fleet in Sydney Harbour, formalizing the Union Jack the British colonization of these territories. I do not know what this type of event can do to please the Australian aborigines but in any case the Australia Day is a national holiday that was created in 1946 by unifying the various festivals dedicated to the foundation but only became a feast day and holiday for all Australians in 1994.

Australia Day Fireworks

Australia Day Fireworks

Australia Day Happy Australia Day

Australia Day Happy Australia Day

Australia Day Duck Ship

Australia Day Duck Ship

The Australia Day falls in the middle of the Australian summer and in fact the photos show us seaside celebrations to be followed by barbecue, concerts and fireworks in major cities. Not in Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide where there are heavy storms and the weather is not good.

Australia Day in Sydney

Australia Day in Sydney

Australia Day Waving Flag

Australia Day Waving Flag

Australia Day At the Beach

Australia Day At the Beach

In any case it is an event to remember for next year: when arranging a nice trip to Australia it is better to try to make it coincide with this great national holiday in order to make this experience even more memorable.

Australia Day Beach Party

Australia Day Beach Party

Australia Day Parade

Australia Day Parade

Australia Day photos: pmlarge, Figgles, Pentax Penny, sonofwalrus, gadgetgirl, fstop22, jess olivander.

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