What Australians Do on Australia Day

Australia Day 2016 Dee Why Beach

Australia Day celebrated on 26th January each year commemorates the founding of the colony of NSW in 1788 when the First Fleet of 11 convict ships arrived from Great Britain.

It is a day where Australians come together to be proud of their nation and their nation’s achievements.  New citizens attend citizenship ceremonies where they pledge their allegiance to the nation.  Many events are organised throughout the land, BBQ’s are lit, beaches are packed and fireworks explode across city skylines.

Australian food such as lamingtons, pavlovas and the old snag on the barbie is consumed washed down by ice cold beer and wine.  Aussie flags are hung from balconies, flutter from car windows and are painted on children’s faces.

In particular, Australia Day is all about family and friends, food, sun, beach and fun.

1.  Family and Friends get together on Australia Day

Family Fun

Family Fun

2.  Food

The Big Breakfast

The Big Breakfast

How about throw a snag (sausage)on the barbie for your friends and family to enjoy? Dee Why Beach in Sydney is popular with the locals each year.  6am in the morning you will find families setting up their tents in prime positions.

Putting a snag on the barbie!

Putting a snag on the barbie!

3.  Sun

Dee Why Beach

Dee Why Beach

4.  Fun

Have you tried your hand at an Aussie Thong Throwing Competition? Thongs are known in other parts of the world as ‘flip flops’ but in Australia they are thongs.

Thong Throwing Competitions

Thong Throwing Competitions

Or camel riding along the beach?

Camel Rides on the Beach

Camel Rides on the Beach

 

Australians sure do know how to party!  If you haven’t joined us for an Australia Day celebration why don’t you head down under for next year’s celebrations.  We would love to have you. Wear your thongs, bring your barbie and snags and of course don’t forget the sunscreen!

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