Australia Day and Anzac Day are the two most significant national holidays observed in Australia each year
Every year on January 26, there is a public holiday called Australia Day to commemorate the day in 1788 when the First Fleet arrived in Australia. Everyone has the opportunity to reflect on Australian history and all the people who have contributed to it on Australia Day. Every Australian citizen, from the first immigrants to the longest-established Indigenous peoples, is recognized on this day. To commemorate the occasion, several towns and localities organize unique citizenship ceremonies, and the Prime Minister announces the recipients of the Australian of the Year Awards on this day. Every year on April 25, Anzac Day commemorates the men of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who landed on the Gallipoli Turkish beaches during World War I. In celebration of all those who have served Australia in the armed forces and to reflect on the sacrifices they made for their nation, several commemorative ceremonies and other activities are held on Anzac Day.