January 26th – the official National Day of Australia marking the Anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet of British ships in 1788 and the raising of the Flag of Great Britain at Port Jackson, NSW.
Australia Day is celebrated in so many different ways – a Beer and BBQ with mates by the pool, a beach picnic with an inflatable Havaiana thong for the Australia Day challenge, attending a local community ceremony, celebrating the history of Australia or at a citizenship ceremony welcoming new immigrants into the Australian community. Whatever you decide to do today, be safe and have fun!
One of our favourite’s by Dorothea Mackellar:
“I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror –
The wide brown land for me!” Read more…
Australia really is the Lucky Country and we are proud to call Australia home.