Well today is Australia Day.
As Australians, we celebrate this day every year on the 26th of January. Australia day is a public holiday in every state and territory of Australia and commemorates the establishment of the first settlement at Port Jackson in 1788 – which is now part of Sydney in N.S.W.
Australia day, is a day when all Australians celebrate what being Australian means to them. It is a day to focus on our country, our culture our food, family and friendships. Every Australian celebrates this occasion in their own unique way. On Australia day right around the country you will find a mixture of huge get-togethers and Australia Day events, as well as many backyard gatherings with a more intimate feel , celebrating with just family and friends.
January 26th is all about connections and community.
So were ever you are, may you enjoy your day as much as we will enjoy ours – here at home. The day is young still, but we intend to share it with family and hopefully a few friends along with our BBQ, some ‘Aussie Rock’ and a lot of laughter.
Happy Australia Day to you!
Note: Extra Info!
Want to join in an event close to home? then check this out for whats on in your area – Australia Day Events
Interested in learning more about the history of Australia Day? then why not check this out - Celebrating Australia: A History of Australia Day
Looking for something for your children to enjoy related to Australia day? Then check these out – Australia Day Activity Sheets for Kids and more Activities plus these drawings to colour in!
Need something educational? – TRUE BLUE? ON BEING AUSTRALIAN Teaching and learning activities