Sunday, 27 January 2013

Australia Day

Australia Day is on January 26 and commemorates the establishment of the of the first settlement at Port Jackson, now part of Sydney, in 1788. It is an opportunity for Australian to come together to celebrate their country and culture.


The main symbols of Australia Day is the national flag, with its representations of the Union Jack, the Commonwealth Star and the five stars of the Southern Cross.





It is an official public holiday in every state and territory of Australia. With community festivals, concerts and citizenship ceremonies, the day is celebrated in large and small communities across Australia.


 We made our way down to Parramatta park first thing to see the Hot air balloons and join in the big breakfast.


For much of Australia history was founded on wool export.


I loved seeing the costumes to first settlers would have worn.



The end of the month is nearly here I hope you have been taking lots of photography for the Scavenger Hunt.  Made with love: Scavenger Hunt

17 comments:

  1. Happy Australia Day! Julie x

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  2. It is so nice to celebrate your traditions and
    culture ! You must very pround for your country !
    Olympia

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  3. Such an informative posting, Greenthumb! Didn't know anything about it. Love the photos!

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  4. My son and his family are emigrating to Perth in May this year so will be celebrating next Australia day over there.Looks fab and of course the weather makes for an enjoyable time outdoors.

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  5. A lovely patriotic post - looks like you had a great Australia Day!

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  6. Thanks for sharing this. Enjoy your celebrations.
    Patricia x

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  7. I love Australia!

    Kisses, Juliëtte

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  8. What a fun way of celebrating Australia Day. I love the way the photoshave captured your history.Sarah x

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  9. Wonderful balloons and costumes. I remember celebrating Australia day the year we lived in Melbourne when I was little. Juliex

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  10. Happy Australia day! I Think we should learn from you here in Italy. we don't do much on our day!

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  11. I liked the costumes!! It's a nice way to celebrate Australia Day. x

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  12. Happy Australia day, I never even knew about this day..Thanks for sharing the pictures...
    I looks a lot like our Queensday in April, fun and laughter...
    Hugs
    Erna xx

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  13. Great to see how you celebrate your country's special day.

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  14. Looks like a very fun and colorful day! A great day to have the camera out :)

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  15. Looks like a wonderful day.xxx

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  16. I love days like this - totally unique to your country = great photos too. xxxx

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  17. Hope you had a great day. I enjoyed looking through your colourful photos.

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