Happy Australia Day & Happy India Republic Day….

To all our families and friends from and residing in Australia, Happy Australia Day to you and your families!!!

Australia_Day

Australia Day is the official National Day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, it marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales, and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at Sydney Cove by Governor Arthur Phillip. In present-day Australia, celebrations reflect the diverse society and landscape of the nation, and are marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new immigrants into the Australian community

We also wish our Indian family and friends a Happy Indian republic day!!

Also observed on this day:

Republic Day honors the date on which the Constitution of India came into force on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India.

The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country’s transition towards becoming an independent republic. 26 January was chosen as the Republic day because it was on this day in 1930 when the Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj) was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress as opposed to the Dominion status offered by the British Regime.

Also observed on this day:

  • Lotus 1-2-3 Day
  • National Peanut Brittle Day
  • National Pistachio Day
  • Spouse’s Day
  • Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement

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