The 26th of January is Australia Day (and a National Public Holiday!). Annually celebrated on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships in Port Jackson, NSW and raising of the Flag of Great Britain. In more recent years Australia Day celebrates and reflects the diverse society and landscape of the nation, and are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new immigrants into the Australian community.
If you want to check out what activities are happening in your state today, please check out this link:
Australia Day Eve is also the day were the “Australian of the Year” is announced.