Why do we celebrate National Wattle Day?

Oly Buswell Manjimup WA

Australia’s National Wattle Day on 1 September has been an official national national day since 1992, although it was first celebrated in 1910. Wattle in all its variety symbolises optimism, resilience, renewal, diversity and unity.

Australians have celebrated Wattle Day for different reasons over the last century including patriotism, a reminder of home for those fighting wars overseas, fundraising for community causes and enjoyment of nature. Read more…