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Australia Day

Australia's national day celebrates everything that's great about being Australian.

Australians celebrate their national day – Australia Day – on 26 January with a public holiday. The day marks the anniversary of the First Fleet's arrival in Sydney in 1788. A huge line-up of events takes place around the country, including concerts, beach parties and parades that bring together communities from all cultures. Here's how to enjoy it.

Earlier Event: January 19
Phil Collins in Australia
Later Event: February 1
Sydney Lunar Festival