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Thursday, 24 January 2013

Happy Australia Day - Do you celebrate?


I've been to parties and Big events (with a capital B) on the harbour to celebrate, and I think a few Big Day Out's were held on Australia Day, but truth be told, I don't really celebrate. I go with the flow on an extra day off.

Not for political reasons (sorry), not for any particular reason at all. That said, usually someone invites us to something they're hosting, or a concert they're attending and we join in, but I would be equally happy going to the movies or lazing round the house.

Now for someone who is easily excitable and throws a party for anything really (every year I have a party for the drawing of the Dakar Sweep - this is a car race in South America and I bully 45 of my friends into giving me money so I can run a sweep on it, so that I have people to talk to about it), I do find this odd. I'm very patriotic. I rang a bell at 3pm (or whenever it was) in celebration of the Federation of this great nation. I love this country and being Australian, but I don't really do anything specific to celebrate it.

This year, we have one of our many group getaways, and someone has organised a charity game of cricket, so we will be doing that (captive audience!) Link here to details to play cricket for kids with cancer, if interested in hosting your own.

What will you be doing to celebrate Australia Day? If you don't do anything, can you explain why? (Maybe your reason is my reason, and I just don't know it).

Linking up With Some Grace for FYBF. See what else people are talking about here. And drive safely, and Happy Australia Day to you all!


10 comments:

  1. You sound like fun! A party for no reason is the best reason!
    We do a family bash too - Aussie Day coincides with a birthday. Always LOTS to eat and drink!

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  2. Happy Birthday (to someone!). That made me smile (the fun comment). I'm a FUN cranky old lady... ;)

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  3. I always wondered what one does to celebrate Australia Day, I am trying to find out for the children who although are 'auslish' are a bit more 'aus' than 'lish' my husband... The Australian, doesn't seem to do anything specific we'll probably just head into the CBD and see what's on :)

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    1. Enjoy - there's always plenty of music for free in parks around the place...

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  4. My husband is always organising a sweep or a guess-the-score competition!
    We'll be BBQ'ing some Lamb and Vegemite snags I found at the butcher yesterday.
    Have a great weekend and thanks for linking up.
    Amanda

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  5. Lamb & Vegemite? Kekovitch would be proud! Let us know if they're good...

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  6. We're driving to my folks for the long weekend. It's the twinlets' birthday on Monday so I guess every Australia Day long weekend this is what we'll be doing. Fun times ;) Happy Australia Day!

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    1. Nice to have a birthday built around a long weekend! Happy Birthday to them...

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  7. We aren't doing anything this year because hubby is working all weekend so that we can finally have a summer break next weekend. Also Australia Day is my sisters birthday - and if I was there we would be celebrating with her.

    Have a great day, and I have to say I'm not coming to your party if there are redbacks in the toilet. Killed a rather large one yesterday on the kids outside toys. Yuk!

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    1. Enjoy next weekend - hopefully the weather is better.
      What's more Australian than an outdoor toilet full of spiders? Heehee!

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