Australia Day

They wave Australian flags, wear red white and blue shirts, march in parades and drink a lot of beer. Just like our Independence Day – except that they’re celebrating the antithesis of independence. On January 26, 1788, the first British fleet anchored near Sydney, and raised the British flag. The Aboriginals, more appropriately, call this day Invasion Day.

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