Its Australia Day 2016 - kick up your heels and have fun!

Celebrating Australia Day from 1788 – 2016 Australia Day, the official National Day of Australia, is celebrated annually on 26 January each year. It marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, New South Wales. Despite the date reflecting the arrival of the First Fleet, there are no large-scale re-enactments and contemporary celebrations are not especially historical in their theme. For most people it is a Summer public holiday, a day to dig out the Strine, slap on a fake tattoo of the Aussie flag, don the thongs, sing Aussie songs, cool down or get sunburnt at the beach, throw prawns on the barbie, and find a local source of fireworks…

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