It's an Australian celebration generally associated with a public holiday, spending it with friends & family & relaxing with a BBQ (as it's summer), & having a few celebratory drinks together.
Sometimes I think Australians completely consume the idea of the public holiday more than the meaning, including me at times, but I think thats goes with our relaxed culture.
Every year when this day comes around I like to reflect on what an amazing country I live in & how lucky I feel in comparison to other nations. Some of the things I see on the news in other countries are just heart breaking.
Here are a couple of fabs reasons I love my country!
We all live freely and how we choose to. Everyone has the opportunity make their own decision, & carve their own path.
I love what a multi cultural society we live in. Don't get me wrong there are always some kind of hiccups between religions & personal beliefs. But Australia is so far free of war breaking due it where innocent people are threatened.
I adore the opportunity Australia gives every single one of us. We can chase our dreams & no one can hold us back.
4. I love how the good ol' Australian BBQ is such an integral party of my life.
It's completely OK to have a cheeky drink here in Oz on a daily basis. No we are not alcoholics haha!
What a wonderful land to bring up my children in.
Happy Australia day my friends.