I've been trying to think of an Australian equivalent holiday... some sacred ritual which gets a public holiday.
I don't think Queens Birthday counts ( it's not even celebrated on her birthday)
Australia Day is more like 4th July but celebrates an invasion in the eyes of the original occupants.
Show Day are different by state and region...
Federation Day is overwhelmed with New Year celebrations....
Perhaps the Henley on Todd... The Todd is a river in the centre of Australia but spends many years dry and occasionally flows... So the "boat" race is a fun filled day celebrating life with a few beers. I hope that's what Thanksgiving is for everyone who celebrates it.
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