Saturday, January 26, 2008

Australia Day

Australia Day, on 26th , is a public holiday. It celebrates the start of permanent European settlement in Australia.

On January 26 th in 1788 the first fleet under Captain Arthur Phillip arrived at Sydney cove.

On Australia Day, ethnic and community groups celebrate what's great about modern multicultural Australia and being an Australian.

There are flag-raising and citizenship ceremonies. Community awards are given and the Australian of the year is announced.

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