This is held on the first Monday of June, and is only celebrated in WA, commemorating the foundation of the Swan River Colony near Perth, in 1829.
Throughout the weekend from Saturday to Monday, there were plenty of other activities from horse-racing, to the Western Australian of the Year Awards, music concerts...
It was originally called Foundation Day, but the name was changed last year, as a recognition of the Aboriginal people as the original owners of this land.
I thought I would go into the city just for a change of scenery, to have a look at the shops...but as I stepped off the train station I came across a vibrant and noisy city centre.
Forrest Place, a pedestrian only square located in the CBD, was awash with kids and adults, engaged in various fun activities and enjoying a beautiful and sunny winter day with a balmy temperature of 20.C.
Merry-go rounds, bouncy castle, climbing wall, face painting, animal zoo, balloon artists, water fountain....the kids were ecstatic!
There were also some tents sponsored by one of our supermarkets, giving out hot dogs and cold drinks, and this was the spot with the longest queues around lunchtime!
|Merry go-round and other fun things for kids|
|Kids jumping around in the fountains|
|These 3 ladies were very entertaining with their song and dance routines|
|A colourful piano was available to anyone wishing to belt out some notes|
Outside the Art Museum people could get some tips from an Aboriginal artist on how to paint a huge canvas with the traditional dots.
|Painting with an Aboriginal artist|
|Another canvas with the traditional dots|
|Western Australia Museum|
|Dinosaur inside the museum|
|Colourful seating area by the Wetlands|