Survival Day, Invasion Day
In 1992 the first Survival Day concert was held in Sydney. These concerts are often staged at places with great Aboriginal significance, for example La Perouse or Redfern. Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists play music or dance, there are information, arts and crafts stalls, and you can buy food and bush tucker.
Survival Day has become one of the biggest Aboriginal cultural events that is staged throughout Australia. In all major cities you can visit alternative concerts where mainly Aboriginal people gather.
The name Survival Day expresses the fact that Aboriginal culture is still strong and many Aboriginal people’s identities are positive and alive despite all what happened since colonisation
Source: Australia Day – Invasion Day – Creative Spirits, retrieved from https://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/history/australia-day-invasion-day
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