I didn’t know this date…quite interesting. I suspect not many do.
I’ve been out this morning, and didn’t see one flag displayed. I don’t have one , but this encourages me to get one.
Australian National Flag Day is an opportunity for individuals, community organisations, local authorities, businesses and schools to celebrate with pride the anniversary of the Australian National Flag.
Australian National Flag Day, proclaimed in 1996 as a national day, celebrates the first time the flag was flown on 3 September 1901. On that day Prime Minister Edmund Barton announced the winners of a competition to design a flag for Australia. A large flag, 5.5 metres by 11 metres, was flown over the dome of the Exhibition Building in Melbourne. At that time the flag was known as the Commonwealth blue ensign; later, the flag became known as the Australian National Flag.
All Australians are encouraged to fly or display the Australian National Flag to celebrate Australian National Flag Day on 3 September each year.
I am another person who did not know it was Australian National Flag Day.
In fact I don’t recall ever hearing about our flag at all re a National Flag Day. I really am a staunch Aussie citizen and feel cross that we don’t hear about many Australian special days, festivals, concerts, etc, that happen all over this land of ours.
The Media is obsessed with crime etc and that’s mostly what we hear about almost nonstop. We have many actors, singers, Orchestra’s, Music groups, sports people etc, but seldom ever hear of them, unless its footie or cricket then we hear about those players nonstop . But then – regardless I would rather be here in Australia than elsewhere these days,