Canberra Day History
Canberra Day celebrates the official anniversary of Canberra's founding and naming ceremony. On 12 March 1913, Canberra was officially founded and named Canberra. Canberra Day falls during a 10-day period called Celebrate Canberra where citizens celebrate the beauty and diversity of Australia's capital city. The city became Australia's official capital in 1901 and has since developed into a major tourist destination and hub for Australians.
Canberra Day is an official public holiday in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). It is celebrated annually on the second Monday in March.
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