Australia Day 2014!
To some, Australia Day is a public holiday, a long weekend and seems like more importantly, a day off work.
How many Australians know the history behind our beautiful country?
January 26 has traditionally marked the landing of Captain Arthur Phillip at Port Jackson in present-day Sydney, claiming Australia for the British Empire. Once upon a time the 26th celebrated the British nature of Australian society; it now embraces multicultural Australia, including all ethnic backgrounds, racial differences and political viewpoints. Australia Day today is a celebration of diversity and tolerance in Australian society.
So how do most celebrate Australia Day? The weather usually turns it on for Australia and proves that we do live in the best country. Our country is one of the most urbanised and coast-dwelling populations in the world. More than 80 per cent of Australians live within 100 kilometres of the coast. So where best to celebrate Australia Day other than by the seaside on a flotation device! This floating party gets bigger every year: https://www.facebook.com/events/754797884550208/?source=1
Here are some of the events that are going on around Sydney this Australia Day >>>
Download the Australia Day Event Planner guide here: http://cdn.australiaday.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Australia-Day-Event-Planner-Guide.pdf
Havaianas are back on Bondi Beach this Australia Day, still trying to fight for the world record of the biggest chain of inflatable air beds. http://www.havaianasthongchallenge.com.au/
Australia Day wouldn’t be Australia Day if live music wasn’t involved. Annually, Big Day Out is held on Australia Day, this year’s bill is HUGE! http://www.bigdayout.com/au/lineup/
Of course the Triple J’s Hottest 100 count down is on your radio, with parties happening all around the nation. http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/
The Rocks are hosting free, home grown entertainment on the day with headliners Cloud Control. http://www.au.timeout.com/sydney/aroundtown/events/41467/australia-day-in-the-rocks
Who can forget the genius lamb campaign that has captivated thousands of Aussies and comes around every Aussie Day? Sam Kekovich is back for his 10th year as Lambassador, this year he is calling for all Australians to set the example for Generation Lamb. Their Facebook page is awesome: https://www.facebook.com/weloveourlamb
Watch the ad here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9Xo0v63wMA
The WordStorm gang would like to wish everyone a fun & safe Australia Day. #straya #slipslopslap