Terry Fewtrell said in a 2014 Australia Day speech that: “...wattle has journeyed with us in kitbags, pockets and letters to places that become synonymous with our shared story; be they Gallipoli, Kokoda or Swiss canyons.". Wattle Day may be the answer to the debate around celebrating Australia Day on January 26. The cities of Alice Springs and Cairns reach about 86 F in the same month, while most other capital cities hover around 70 F this time of year. National Wattle Day would not compete with Australia Day, rather it would complete Australia Day. Just spent a lovely long weekend in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia. Let’s all take a moment this National Wattle Day and reflect on the wattle flower which symbolises an egalitarian, classless, free citizenry. I have written before on how Wattle Day is celebrated annually on the first day of spring. Equinoxes don't have exactly 12 hours of day and night all over the world, like many believe.
However, in the Australian Capital Territory, Labor Day takes place sometime in October. Germany and the UK), the astronomical vernal equinox (varying between 19 and 21 March) is taken to mark the first day of spring, and the summer solstice (around 21 June) is taken as the first day of summer.
The fact that winter seems to knock off in the last week of August will certainly ring true with anyone who experienced the harbour city's glorious run of mid-20s days last weekend. So instead of starting spring on September 20 or 21, we just draw a line and start it when the month starts. So instead of starting spring on September 20 or 21, we just draw a line and start it when the month starts. However, the first known use of wattle as a meaningful emblem in the Australian colonies was in Hobart Town in 1838, when a resident suggested wearing a sprig of wattle to celebrate the golden jubilee of the landing at Sydney Cove. The Vernal (Spring) Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere is the Autumnal (Fall) Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. Today is September 1, which means it's the first day of spring. Winter starts on June 1 in Australia, so in the case of Sydney, it seems our meteorological calendar is a truer reflection of winter than the astronomical calendar. With the winter months officially behind us, we thought we'd celebrate by sharing a selection of vintage badges and images from the State Collection. Is your network connection unstable or browser outdated? In Victoria, Melbourne Cup Day, on the first Tuesday in November, is the day when this well-known horse race is run. Winter - the three coldest months June, July and August. With vastly different climates, and seasons, occurring across the country, you’re bound to find yourself in a pickle if you don’t do your research. Wattle is a broad and inclusive symbol of an egalitarian, classless, free citizenry. In some cultures in the Northern Hemisphere (e.g.