Today is 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 raising of the Flag of Great Britain at that site by Governor Arthur Phillip. It is an opportunity for Australians to come together to celebrate their country and culture. A country of only 25 million inhabitants in a land mass just slightly smaller the mainland USA, It is celebrated nation wide in many ways.....BBQs, parades, fireworks, sporting events such as cricket, tennis, and surfing, and an announcement for "Australian of the Year. As a nation of only 25 million, we do seem to punch well above our weight in many aspects, especially sport. Of course, there is still some resentment from some indigenous Australians who may see it as "Invasion Day" but even in that respect, many of the past wrongs against our indigenous population are being righted including land rights and other symbolic gestures. HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY TO ALL YOU AUSSIES OUT THERE!