Posted: 18-01-2012 14:13
Australia Day is soon approaching and is on the 26th January. We have been looking at a bit of the history of Australia Day and how it is celebrated both in Australia with picnics, barbeques and firework displays and Overseas in pubs, bars and with black tie dinners. These events are decorated with Flags, Bunting and various Cutouts. Please let us know if you are celebrating Australia Day and what festivities you will be taking part in.
Australia Day is on the 26th January and is Australia's National Day. This day commemorates 1788 when Captain Arthur Phillip arrived in Botany Bay and founded the colony of New South Wales, he then became the first Governer. Australians gather together in Australia and overseas to celebrate this special day and reflect on what they have achieved personally and as a community. In Australia it is a Public Holiday and celebrated with picnics in the park, barbeques, firework displays and gatherings. There are also Award Ceremonies giving awards to Australians who have made exceptional contributions to either the country or to their community. Out of the country, celebrations take place in pubs and bars which are Decorated with Bunting, Cutouts and Party Packs. Often people dress up wearing Australian Corkscrew Hats and Dame Edna Glasses to help to create the Australian atmosphere.
Where will you be celebrating Australia Day? Is it a big day of celebrations for you and your family and friends?