Western Australia Day 2020

Western Australia Day 2020 is formerly known as Foundation Day and celebrated on 1 జూన్, సోమవారం. It is usually observed on the first Monday in the month of June every year in Western Australia. This day is regarded as a public holiday in Western Australia and commemorates the day when the Swan River Colony was founded.

Said to be one of the important Holidays 2020 in Western Australia, let us know more details about this day.

In 1829 on June 1, the coast of Western Australia was sighted for the first time from Barque Parmelia, a merchant ship. This is where the first permanent British colony called Swan River Colony was established in Western Australia. Formerly, Western Australia Day was known as Foundation Day and is officially observed on 1st June, but now it is celebrated on the first Monday in the month of June. Since Western Australia Day is widely celebrated, Western Australia skips observing the Queen’s Birthday that falls in June. Instead, it is held in the month of September or October, and known as one of the popular Holidays 2020 in Western Australia.

When is Western Australia Day in 2020?

1

జూన్, 2020

(సోమవారం)

Western Australia Day	in Australia

Is Western Australia Day a Public Holiday?

Western Australia Day is regarded as a public holiday in the regions of Western Australia. Therefore, general office, schools, universities, colleges, public and private sectors remain closed. Some stores and offices can remain open accordingly and follow a restricted schedule with limited operational hours. This day celebrates Australia’s Indigenous and Aboriginal culture and recognizes its inhabitants as original residents of Australia.

Western Australia Day History

Western Australia Day history holds relevant significance and commemorates the beginning of its observance. In the year 1826, the foremost British Army Settlement was established in Western Australia. In 1827, Admiral Sir James Stirling suggested settling down a permanent establishment along the west coast area of the Swan River. It was on June 1, 1829 that the West Coast was sighted from the Barque Parmelia, a merchant ship. Later, more ships landed and the area became to be known as the Swan River Colony, while its name changed to Western Australia in 1832.

It was in 1834 that Admiral Sir James Stirling, the then-Western Australia Administrator, decided to commemorate the occasion by organizing an annual event. This event marked the unification of masters, settlers and Indigenous Australians. The date “June 1” was considered to celebrate since it was the day Westrern Australia was sighted.

Western Australia Day Celebrations

Several events and programs are organized on the occasion on Western Australia Day on the first Monday of June or 1st June. One of the famous events carried out on this day is the grand Western Australia Day breakfast hosted by the respected Governor of Western Australia.

Invitees are decided based on the competitions and their winners. Every participant in the competition is usually asked to share his thoughts on why a particular community is strong and what makes it inclusive. The Western Australian of the Year Awards are also given out on this day. These awards are categorised in seven divisions:

  • Aboriginal
  • Arts & Culture
  • Business
  • Community
  • Professions
  • Sport
  • Youth
Other important awards such as the Epic Achievement Award, the Sir Charles Court inspiring leadership awards, Lifetime achievement award, Spirit of WA award and much more are also given away.

Other activities include recognizing other modern communities, organizing community get-togethers, feasts and small events. People from every community come together on this day and raise awareness on cultural and communal unity and peace.

Public Life on Western Australia Day

Western Australia Day is usually observed on the first Monday in the month of June, which is why the public life mostly remains hustle-free. This means that major academic universities, organizations, companies, retail stores and others remain closed. Some government stores can follow a restricted schedule with proper open and closing timings. Some convenient stores and small businesses may remain open on this day, and timings for transport services may alter.

Since there are parades, award ceremonies and marches carried out on this day, some bus and train services may get cancelled on this day. However, other states do not observe this day as a public holiday and follow a normal routine.

Things to Do on Western Australia Day

  • You can host a Barbecue get-together with your loved ones on this day outside.
  • You can educate the younger generation regarding the importance of this day by watching a documentary.
  • Nominate someone for the Western Australian of the Year Awards and attend them also.
  • Even if you are a tourist or a local, you must visit the Swan Bell Tower located in Perth.

Western Australia Day Observances

సంవత్సరం వార రోజు తేదీ పేరు సెలవు రకం
2019 సోమ 3 జూన్ Western Australia Day సామాన్య రాష్ట్ర సెలవు
2020 సోమ 1 జూన్ Western Australia Day సామాన్య రాష్ట్ర సెలవు
2021 సోమ 7 జూన్ Western Australia Day సామాన్య రాష్ట్ర సెలవు
2022 సోమ 6 జూన్ Western Australia Day సామాన్య రాష్ట్ర సెలవు
2023 సోమ 5 జూన్ Western Australia Day సామాన్య రాష్ట్ర సెలవు
2024 సోమ 3 జూన్ Western Australia Day సామాన్య రాష్ట్ర సెలవు
2025 సోమ 2 జూన్ Western Australia Day సామాన్య రాష్ట్ర సెలవు

FAQs

1. What other cultures are recognized on the Western Australian Day?

Western Australia Day celebrations consist of recognizing the multicultural history of Western Australians and Indigenous and Aboriginal Australians.

2. What are the Western Australian of the Year Awards?

The Western Australian of the Year Awards is bestowed upon those who have contributed to the betterment of the society and continue to do so selflessly with an objective of creating a better future.

3. Western Australian of the Year Awards are divided into how many categories?

These awards are categorised in seven different divisions, which are Aboriginal, Arts & Culture, Business, Community, Professions, Sport and Youth.

4. Is Western Australian Day a religious holiday?

No. it is regarded as a public holiday.

From the above information, it is evident that the Western Australia Day 2020 is celebrated on 1 జూన్, సోమవారం with a great sense of pride and unity.

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Western Australia Day - Names in Other Languages

English: Western Australia Day, Foundation Day
French: jour de l’Australie occidentale
German: Western Australia Day, Foundation Day