I believe Australia day should stay on January 26th because it is one of the most unique national days in the world that celebrates the anniversary of the arrival of the first fleet of criminals to Australia in 1788. Although it celebrates the anniversary, the real meaning reflects contemporary Australia, our diverse society and landscape, our remarkable achievements and our bright future. It also is an opportunity to reflect on our nation's history, and what's great about Australia and being Australian.
In 1808, Australian made the controversial call of naming the 26th of January, Australia Day. Although this is important to white man, we have omitted the native founders of the Australian land. Not everyone celebrates Australia Day with happiness as it should be. While most Australians celebrate Australia Day with a BBQ or by the beach, the Aborigines are mourning the loss of their loved ones who passed away in their fight for freedom and human rights. To many people, the 26th of January is know as Australia Day but to Aboriginals, its commonly know as "Invasion Day", "Day of Mourning", "Survival Day" or, since 2006, "Aboriginal Sovereignty Day." Many claim that "on Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what's great about Australia. But instead, the invasion of the white people who tore apart the nation of Indigenous Aboriginals. Australia Day does not celebrate an independent nation, it celebrates the destruction of harmony between the White man and the Aboriginals