Australia Day takes place annually in an amazing land of untouched wild beaches and cruel deserts. These lands have always attracted the attention of researchers. Travelers sought to go on a trip to touch the unknown themselves. Australia is considered the 6th largest country in the world, but the population is only 21 million people.
The celebration officially takes place on January 26 of each year. This date was not chosen by chance. It was on this day in 1788 that several British ships arrived at these lands and began settling. On board were several hundred criminals convicted of petty scams. Some arrived voluntarily and set about founding a new colony.
The holiday was first held in 1818. At the end of the last century, it was given the status of a state holiday. Australia Day is always celebrated on a grand scale. Major events are organized, award ceremonies are held, festive tables appear in almost all houses. But Indigenous Australians do not support the general fun. They mourn their ancestors who died because of the British.
- The national colors of the country are green and gold. Australians try to wear clothes and jewelry exclusively in these shades on the day of celebration.
- 90% of the territory of the mainland consists of vegetation. At the same time, representatives of 200 thousand different species of animals get along on it. Some of them are endangered. They cannot be found in any other part of the planet.
- Many tend to believe that Australia is inhabited by extremely dangerous insects. This fact has been confirmed, but the last time a human died from a spider bite was in the 1980s.
- Almost all the inhabitants of the country settled in the 3 largest cities – Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
How to celebrate
The most ideal way to celebrate the holiday would be a trip to Australia. It will allow you to touch the wonderful world and forget about all the problems left behind. But not everyone can afford such pleasure. In other cases, a virtual acquaintance with the mainland will be enough. A huge number of documentaries about Australia have been shot, and there are many interesting pictures on the Internet.
When is Australia Day celebrated in 2024?
Australia Day is observed on January 26 each year.