This day is Europe Day which is the annual celebration day for the European Union.
This day is celebrated across Australia as Mother's Day.
The tradition of giving gifts on Mother's Day in Australia grew up in the
1920s after the practice had arisen in the USA several decades earlier. In
Australia, Mother's Day has become a common occasion for family re-unions -
second only to Christmas as a popular date for such an occurrence. It is
also a popular practice to wear a white flower in the lapel on this day -
On this day in 1901 the first parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia
opened at the Royal Exhibition
Building in Melbourne.
On this day in 1927 the Australian Parliament first convened at its new location