Australia Day on January 26 celebrates the arrival of the First Fleet carrying convicts at Sydney Cove in 1788.
On 26 January, early in the morning, British Captain Arthur Phillip along with a few dozen marines, officers and oarsmen, rowed ashore and took possession of the land. He established the first penal colony in Australia.
Today it is a time of coming together and reflecting on being Australian and typically the day is spent celebrating out doors - at barbecues, picnics and on the beach. At the moment however, it is raining which may be a problem!
Never the less for the next 48 hours I am having a sale at my etsy store of 20% off everything. Use code AUSTRALIA2. Happy Oz day.