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National Wattle Day is here

It still feels like winter at Canberra Airport with temperatures dipping below -6 degrees on Thursday morning, 30 August – the coldest August morning at the airport since 2014!

But we’re not letting that stop us from celebrating spring on Saturday, 1 September, with National Wattle Day! To welcome this warmer season and brighten up the terminal, we’ll have a vivid wattle display to celebrate our national floral emblem on its special day.

There are more than 1,000 varieties of naturally-occurring wattle in Australia, but Acacia pycnantha was the species chosen 30 years ago, in 1988, as the national floral emblem of Australia. Four years later, in 1992, The then Governor General Bill Hayden declared 1 September as Wattle Day which would be observed each year.

So pin a sprig on your collar because spring is coming!