Even if we choose not to celebrate these events we often like to know about them and to understand the cultures of other people who make up our neighborhood.
International Children's Day celebrations in Moscow". Entertainment for children in Moscow on International Children's Day. *Image Wikimedia Commons, Author: Vladimir Fedorenko / Владимир Федоренко
I have comprised a list of the unique celebrations that take place within Australia each month and the community or country which they originated from.
The dates listed are relevant for 2013 although for future years the dates may vary for each event this list should remain fairly accurate with varying dates in future years from this time.
Date / Event / Country the event originated from
1 International Children's Day 1 Independence Day Samoa 2 Foundation of the Republic Italy 3 Mabo Day Indigenous Australians / Torres Strait Island 5 World Enviornment Day
6 National Day Sweden
7 National Celtic Festival, Portarlington, Vic (to 10 June) Festival
8 Greek Glenti, Darwin (to 9 Jun) Festival
10 Portugal Day, Camões Day and Day of Portuguese Communities Portugal
10 Queen's Birthday (except WA) Australia
12 Independence Day Philippines
12 National Day Russian Federation
14 Matariki - Maori New Year, New Zealand
14 - 21 National Refugee Week, Australia
16 Martyrdom (Shahidi) of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Sikh
16 Refugee Week (to 22 June) Australia
17 National Day Iceland
18 National Day Seychelles
20 World Refugee Day United Nations
21 National Aboriginal Day, Canada
23 Pentecost Coptic Orthodox
23 National Day and Official Birthday of HRH the Grand Duke Luxembourg
25 National Day Croatia
25 Independence Day Mozambique
25 National Day Slovenia
26 National Day Madagascar
27 Multicultural Day, Canada
27 Independence Day Djibouti
30 Independence Day Congo, Democratic Republic of
Do you know of some other events which are celebrated within Australia?
Please add in your thoughts and suggestions in the comments box on this article to share with us
We would love to hear of what you choose to celebrate also.