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Australia day is always celebrated on January 26 annually, it is the official national day of Australia. Australians consider January 26 with national pride, celebrate with community festivals, concerts, fireworks and sporting events. Australian families love to gather for family barbecues at homes, parks on the beach. Australia day is celebrated in large and small communities and cities around the nation. It has become the biggest annual civic event in Australia. Australian flag will flying around from business, homes, cars and even with babies.
Australia Day public holiday always happen on January 26, no matter it is a week day or weekend. It is an official public holiday in every state and territory of Australia, unless it falls on a weekend in which case the following Monday becomes a public holiday instead.
Citizenship Ceremonies will held across the nation during Australia day, this is the day where many people become citizens of Australia. Australian Government awards the Order of Australia to selected Australians, which is ‘an Australian society of honour for according recognition to Australian citizens and other persons for achievement or meritorious service’.
At its core, Australia Day is a day driven by communities, and the celebrations held in each town, suburb or city – unified by the celebration of what’s great about Australia and being Australian – are the foundation of its ongoing success.
Australia day marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip. In present-day Australia, celebrations reflect 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.