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
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.
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.
Or camel riding along 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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