Australia. A country. A continent. It is a land of beautiful beaches, deserts and adorable koalas. Also, it is home to the murderous great white sharks. With just 21 million people, it is the sixth-largest nation in the world. It is closer to Asia than any other continent. Many “pop over” Bali to spend the weekend. But it bears virtually no resemblance whatsoever to Asia.
Victor Borge, a comedian, said that “When it’s 12 midnight in Australia nobody knows what time it was anywhere else”. Australia is a land full of wonder, danger, and magnificent beauty. Everyone who has been to Australia is amazed at the amount of things they have discovered, and those who decide to stay are rarely disappointed.
It’s no surprise that this continent is unique and deserves its day. You are right, mate.
This day marks the anniversary of 1788’s First Fleet of British Ships to New South Wales. Over time, the significance and meaning have changed. Celebrations today reflect the diversity of society and landscape of Australia. On this day, there are many events in Australia, including fireworks displays, festivals and sports competitions. There are also community barbecues and outdoor concerts. You don’t have to be located in Australia to celebrate this day! You can show your appreciation for Australia by joining the global movement.
Australia Day is an annual celebration that takes place on January 26th. This day marks the anniversary of 1788’s arrival at New South Wales of the First Fleet Of British Ships. It also commemorates the raising of the flag for Great Britain at this location. Today, Australia’s celebrations are less focused on the arrival of these ships and more on the diversity of the country and its landscape.
Numerous community and family events are held, along with many celebrations welcoming new immigrant. Australia is still a young country. Federation took place just over 100 years ago in 1901. Australia Day was only celebrated in 1935.
Because of the rapid decline in indigenous population following the arrival of British ships to Australia’s shores many prefer to call this holiday “Invasion Day”. This is a way to remember those who died from various diseases during the 18th and 19th century.
There has been much controversy over the choice of Australia Day’s date in the past. Some Australians believe that Australia Day is a symbol for the negative effects of colonization on the Indigenous people of Australia. Some places in Australia celebrate Australia Day on a different day because of this.
You can celebrate this day if you live in Australia. Simply go to a parade and pick a party. You don’t have to be from Australia to enjoy this day. There are many other options available.
This fascinating county’s history is one of the best ways to celebrate this day. This country was originally intended to be a penal colony. It has grown at an incredible pace over the years and is now one of the most prosperous countries in the world. The quality of education and health care have also been very high.
Australia is actually considered one of the best places to live. This all happened in less than 100 years. They must be doing something right! Find out their secrets to happiness by reading. You’re sure to enjoy cooking and eating as much as reading about politics and history. The authentic Australian cuisine is one of the most fascinating foods in the world.
Australia’s unique cuisine is a result of the combination of native bushfoods and European and Asian influences. Australia is the fourth largest wine exporter in world. If you love fine wine, you will find the right Australian wine for your needs. Seafood is abundant due to the proximity of oceans.
Learning some Australian phrases is another way to celebrate Australia Day. You’re likely to have heard the Australian greeting G’Day on television or in person. Australians love to use funny phrases. Another well-known Australian phrase is the barbie. Did you know that when saying goodbye to someone, they use the phrase “Hooroo”? Fair dinkum – which means honest and genuine – is one of our favorite phrases. You can call someone a dag if they make you laugh. It’s possible to have lots of fun learning the popular phrases spoken by Australians.
Spend the day learning about the most well-known Australians! Steve Irwin is the best place to begin. The Crocodile Hunter was the nickname given to the late zookeeper. His television series that ran from 1996 to his death in 2006 earned him worldwide fame. After sustaining a stingray bite in 2006, he died. The world was devastated. His wife and children have made Australia Zoo, his zoo, a reality thanks to their support. It is hard to find a better way of celebrating Australia Day than by watching one his shows. His passion and love for animals is infectious. We recommend that you read about all the amazing work he did for animals in his lifetime.
There are many other notable Australians. These include Mel Gibson, Russell Crowe and Olivia Newton-John. If you’re going to be home for Australia Day, why not bring the popcorn and see a movie that stars one of these Australian superstars? You can also enjoy a little Kylie Minogue! “I should feel so lucky…Lucky …”