Australia Day For Every Australian January 26 2013, 0 Comments
by Kelly Keegan
Australia has only embraced the 26th of January as an actual national public holiday since 1994.
Now all around our sunburnt country the 26th January is set-aside for all Australians to connect as one. Celebrations down on the beach, backyard barbeques and ceremonious flag bearing for newly pledged citizens are synonymous. Minus six-degree frothy amber ale flows whilst the Aussie modern feast-a-quest of lamb cutlets, snags, caramelized often-charcoaled onions served with a bowl of iceberg salad. Few hours’ later, follows dessert consisting of traditionally fashioned Pavlova topped with freshened whipped cream and smothered with ripened summer fruits. For every Australian!
Australia’s increasingly diverse population embraced their new land in doing so Australia has become quite a multicultural and by-lingual country. Australia day is an opportunity for immigrants to become a naturalized citizen of Australia. Citizenship ceremonies have become an ever increasing public affairs wherefore citizens attending these ceremonies to welcome new citizens making their pledge to Australia and its people by responding with an affirmation, this is a central piece to Australia Day as local community event. Highly received event with many registered applications looking forward to becoming apart of every Australian.
Celebrating Australia: A History of Australia Day;- by Dr Elizabeth Kwan
National Rubber Duckie Day ~ January 13 January 12 2013, 0 Comments
by Kelly Keegan
National Rubber Duckie Day is booked in on – 13th January. Rubber Duckie Day is celebrated today because Sesame Street’s most popular character Ernie had a little yellow floating friend he named Rubber Duckie. Ernie's yellow friends birthday in on 13th January and that is exactly why National Rubber Duckie Day is celebrated today.
In 1970, Jim Henderson showcased the Rubber Duckie song on Sesame Street. Ernie the Muppet character would sing in recorded segments whilst bathing in the tub with his yellow Rubber Duckie. Ernie’s Rubber Duckie has become one of the most beloved bath toys in history! It's hard to forget that lovable bubbly tune about that little yellow duck…”Rubber Duckie You’re the One!”