What is WA Day?
"It's another long weekend of course!" we hear you cry. While we can't deny that we're absolutely ecstatic for an extra night to party, we thought we would take a closer look at what exactly WA Day is.
The WA Day long weekend held on 1 - 3 July 2013 recognises and commemorates the rich history and diversity of cultures that make up the Western Australia we know today. Western Australia is the ONLY state in Australia which has introduced a public holiday in the states name. Pretty cool huh?
A Little History...
WA Day was formerly known as Foundation Day, which celebrated the founding of the Swan River Colony on 1 June 1829. On that day the state's first free settlers men, women and children completed their sea voyage to the Swan River Colony aboard the Parmelia. You can read the full history of WA Day here.
There are heaps of events being held all over Perth and other also regional areas to celebrate WA Day from Kimberley inspired BBQs to the Western Australian of the Year Awards. A full schedule of WA Day events can be found over at Celebrate WA.
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