Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Australia Day ...

Australia Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated every year on 26th January, the day commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788, the unfurling of the British flag at Sydney Cove and the proclamation of British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of Australia.

Australia Day is an official public holiday in every state and territory of Australia, so most businesses do not operate ... although in recent years, most retail outlets and restaurants do now open.

When we lived in Sydney, Ferg and I would always go into the city with friends as there was a food and wine fair held in Hyde Park. We'd have our fill of foreign foods and then make our way to a pub at The Rocks, drinking and laughing the night away.

Now that we're on the Gold Coast, we'll be going to a friends house for a good old Aussie lamb on the barbie ... that'll make Sam Kekovich happy (check out the videos below) ...


1 comment:

Shelly said...

Let me guess . . . he owns a lamb processing plant????