26 JANUARY: FREMANTLE, AUSTRALIA – Many are celebrating Australia Day today. However, Fremantle Council will hold an alternative celebration on Saturday 28 January, following growing pressure around the country to change the date of Australia Day to one more sensitive to Indigenous Australians. Local Fremantle businesses raised the money to hold the traditional Australia Day fireworks on the 26th despite the Council’s decision. Australia Day, formerly known as Foundation Day, is the official national day of Australia and is celebrated annually on 26 January to mark the arrival of the First Fleet to Sydney in 1788.
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