Happy Australia Day!

Happy Australia Day everyone!

If you’re Down Under, I hope you’re enjoying the public holiday.  If you’re elsewhere in the world, 26 January is Australia Day!

Officially today is about commemorating the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788 and the establishment of the British colony.  But, for most children in Australia, today marks the end of the long summer holidays that started before Christmas.  For most Australian adults it’s a day off work to head to the beach or to gather around a BBQ with family and/or friends.  It’s also the day Triple J broadcast their Hottest 100 from the previous year (as voted by listeners).

If you’re into history, check out the Wikipedia entry on Australia Day as a starting point:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_Day.

If you’d rather listen to music, check out Triple J’s website instead:  http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/.

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One Response to “Happy Australia Day!”

  1. Have fun celebrating!

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