Celebrated on January 26th each year, Australia’s national day is Australia Day (or Straya Day). It marks the anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales in 1788. And it signified the British sovereignty over Australia’s eastern seaboard.

Some have referred to January 26th as Invasion Day, Anniversary Day, and Foundation Day. Australia Day became the official name for January 26th in 1946. It is now the largest civic event celebrated in Australia each year.

australia day fun facts

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