“26 January ” is the official National Day of Australia.
On 26 January 1788 was the day when Captain Arthur Phillip took formal possession of the colony of New South Wales.
In 1808 the festival was celebrated as "First Landing" or "Foundation Day". In 1818, on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary, government employees received a holiday (a tradition that was soon followed by banks and other public offices).
In 1888 all the capitals of the colonies (with the exception of Adelaide) celebrated the holiday as "Anniversary Day", and during 1935 all states of the celebrated as "Australia Day" (although it was still known as "Anniversary Day "in New South Wales).
The hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the settlement of whites in the continent, in 1938, was celebrated grandly. The preparations began in 1936, with the creation of a "Celebrations Council". In that year, the New South Wales was the first state to give up the traditional holiday weekend to take a single day of celebration as "Anniversary Day" on January 26.
In 1946, the Commonwealth and the governments of the states decided to unify all the various celebrations in a single season, called "Australia Day" and celebrated on January 26, although the day off was instead scheduled for Monday next following the feast.
Since 1994, all Australian states have adopted January 26 the same day as a holiday.Australia Day is marked by celebrations in all parts of country. On this occasion they are awarded very prestigious national awards, such as "Order of Australia" and "Australian of the Year" for outstanding achievements deserve. There are also awards ceremonies for citizenship, such as Australia Day Achievement Medallion, an award reserved to the civil authorities who have distinguished themselves in some way.
In many cities you can see the air show Australian Air Force. Very popular are the shows of fireworks, the most famous of which is the Lottery Skyworks Perth.Usually, also, the Prime Minister addressed a speech to the nation.
You have the chance to celebrate with us "Australia Day", calling for a tourist visa for Australia for a period of three months, you can fill out the form online to page Form On Line
Usted tiene la oportunidad de celebrar con nosotros "Día de Australia", pidiendo una visa de turista para Australia por un período de tres meses, se puede rellenar el formulario en línea a la página formulario en linea
Vous avez la chance de célébrer avec nous "Australia Day", appelant à un visa de touriste pour l'Australie pour une période de trois mois, vous pouvez remplir le formulaire en ligne à la page Formulaire en ligne
Sie haben die Chance, mit uns "Australia Day" zu feiern, für ein Touristenvisum für einen Zeitraum von drei Monaten nach Australien telefonieren, können Sie online das Formular ausfüllen zu Seite Online-Formular