- January 26th, 2015
- Posted by EU Australia
AUSTRALIA DAY 2015
EUAustralia Online emerges today from an extended recess, appraising events in Greece, where people have been voting to try and settle matters in a democratic process, and in Ukraine, where they have not been able to do that.
Australia Day commemorates the proclamation of settlement of the British First Fleet, at Sydney Cove, on 26 January 1788, a national day celebrated in mid-Summer with parades, fireworks, sports, barbecues and naturalisation ceremonies for new citizens. An awkward aspect is the focus on colonisation, often deplored by indigenous Australians, proposing that a different date be found. The day vies for status as the true national day with Anzac Day, on 25 April, a highly emotional event set aside for remembering those killed in war, of whom there are many. … Read More »