1 September marks Wattle Day and the beginning of Season of Creation celebrations (1 September - 4 October).

To celebrate and mark this day Common Grace has shared a number of blogs and resources over the last few years. You are welcome to explore and share these resources below as we celebrate Wattle Day, and Season of Creation, together this year. 


Safina Stewart, Wuthathi and Mabuiag Island woman and Common Grace Relationships and Storytelling Coordinator, shared a beautiful Acknowledgement of Country for Season of Creation 2022 

“This is one of my favorite times of year. The wattles are blooming - they’re in a vivacious gold and they’re calling for a change of season. We’re coming out of the cold, the dark and wet, we’re coming out of the inward times and into a new season of flourishing, rejuvenation and abundance. As we celebrate Season of Creation we remember creation, in all of its wonder, in all of its need.” Safina Stewart



Reflect & Share

Share your photo of wattle and the Aboriginal Nation or Country your photo was taken on, with Common Grace on our facebook page @commongraceaus or use the #wattleday2023 on Instagram. 


Read more about Wattle Day at www.wattleday.asn.au/. These ideas on how to celebrate come from the Wattle Day Association Inc.

  • Wear a sprig of wattle or green and gold
  • Greet each other with 'Happy Wattle Day'
  • Go for a walk to enjoy wattles in flower around your garden, suburb, nearby bush or arboretum

Find out more about how Wattle Day is being celebrated around Australia on 1 September here. 

Read More

Explore Common Grace's previous Wattle Day blogs:

In 2021 Jane Kelly, Common Grace's Creation and Climate Justice Coordinator explored the inspiration of wattle and the inclusive and unifying celebration of National Wattle Day for our Common Home. Read Jane's reflection here.

Maria Hitchcock’s story reminds us of Allison Dawn Waterhouse’s 25 year letter writing campaign which you can read here

For our 2020 Season of Creation celebrations Brooke Prentis encouraged us to learn the Common Name, Botanical Name, and Aboriginal nation’s name of the wattle. Read her reflections on the need to grow and celebrate unity in diversity here