Today is Australia Day, a public holiday significant in the history of Australia.
About Australia Day:
- It commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales in 1788.
- The day is marked by community and family events including fireworks and BBQs, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming new immigrants into the Australian community.
- It is celebrated annually on January 26th.
Please note that our offices in Australia will be closed today in observance of this holiday.
Happy Australia Day! 🎉 Today, January 26th, we celebrate this special holiday. 🇦🇺
About Australia Day:
• Australia Day marks the arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales in 1788.
• It's also known as 'Invasion Day' by some, acknowledging the impact of colonization on Australia's indigenous people.
• The holiday was officially recognized as a public holiday in all states and territories only in 1994.
Remember, our colleagues in Australia will be out of office today, celebrating with barbecues, fireworks, and community events. 🍖🎆
Today, we celebrate Australia Day, observed annually on January 26th. This day marks the arrival of the First Fleet of British ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales in 1788.
• Australia Day was first celebrated as a public holiday in 1818.
• It's a day of both celebration and controversy, reflecting the diverse perspectives on Australia's history.
• Traditionally, Australians celebrate with barbecues, fireworks, and citizenship ceremonies.
Please note, our offices in Australia will be closed in observance of this holiday.
We are writing to remind you that Australia Day is coming up in about a week, specifically on January 26th.
As you may know, Australia Day is a public holiday in several countries. Therefore, our offices based in these countries will be out of office on this day. The countries that observe this holiday include Australia, Norfolk Island, and Christmas Island.
We kindly ask you to plan your work and communication accordingly. Please consider the time difference and the holiday when scheduling meetings or expecting responses from colleagues based in these countries.
Australia Day, celebrated annually on January 26th, is a public holiday in Australia that commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788. This day is observed nationwide, with Australians getting the day off to participate in community events or private celebrations.
Recognizing diverse holidays like Australia Day in global teams is crucial for fostering inclusivity and respect. It helps to acknowledge the cultural significance of team members from different backgrounds, promoting understanding and unity within the team.
- Organize an Australian-themed lunch or potluck
- Host a virtual trivia about Australian history and culture
- Encourage team members to wear Australian-themed attire
- Share a presentation about the significance of Australia Day
- Play Australian music in the office or during virtual meetings