While Nathan was finishing up his school work last night we were watching channel ABC (its nothing like the one in the states mind u :) its usually documentaries and old movies and alot of British TV) and some guy came on asking "What IS Australia Day?" and so began a half an hour show about him going around asking Aussies what Australia Day is to them! He considered himself to be an Comedian Documentary journalist! He was born in Egypt and he became an Australian Citizen a few years ago and has wondered since then exactly what Australia Day is! It was very entertaining he hit the beaches and the streets and asked locals what Australia Day meant to them! Anyway here's a lil history behind Australia Day;
Please check out the link joined to "Australia Day" to read what a Dr Elizabeth Kwan had to say.
Here is something i found on the net and totally have to agree with :)
"Australia Day is “the biggest day of celebration in the country and is observed as a public holiday in all states and territories.
On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what’s great about Australia and being Australian. It’s the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation.
It’s the day for us to re-commit to making Australia an even better place for the future.”
Australia Day to me this year, technically my first in 9 years :) is being spent at home in the comfort of the A/C unit as its REALLY hot this year! But what you would find alot of people doing is heading out on their boats or heading to the beaches, what you will find alot of people doing while out and about by the seashore or on the water will be Bbqing with their coolers and they are usually filled with booze, grilling meats like Lamb, Beef, Chicken, Sausages and Steaks, fresh fruit, pavlova, lamingtons, and you cant forget about the piles of prawns! And other tasty seafood! As for those who aren't in the mood to cook will end up with a tasty meat pie or some fish and chips from their local take away or bakery! :)
I have no pictures to share with you all but i did gather some photos i got from google that i thought i would share with you all! We do however have lamb out marinating for the grill later this evening and fresh fruit waiting to be piled high on a bloody beautiful Pavlova! MMMM :) Enjoy the borrowed pics yummy!