Happy Australia Day: Celebrate Our Nation With Sumo!

25.01.18 Grow, Learn Blog SumoSalad

What to do this Australia Day

Every 26th January, Australians come together to celebrate our national day; reflecting the nation’s diversity and achievements, as well as our past and future. The vast majority of Aussies choose to spend Australia Day with friends and family and what better way to celebrate our amazing nation! Whether you’re taking it easy with family at home or throwing a party with a big group of mates this long weekend, grab some delicious Sumo and get into the Australia Day spirit with our top activities!

BBQ, baby.
It’s no secret that us Aussies love our food, and that becomes even more apparent on Australia day. Lamingtons, pavlova, sausages, meat pies, fairy bread and beer all appear in backyards across Australia. So gather your friends and family and get the BBQ smoking’.

Get into the games.
Why not try Aussie Trivia, Aussie celebrity heads or (seeing though it is Australia Day), a thong throwing competition? Thong throwing is a noble sport believed to have stemmed from the convict era. Back then, convict players would throw their thongs at the guards. If they managed to score a direct hit to the head they’d be crowned the ultimate thong-throwing champion (and spend a year in solitary confinement). The aim of the game is to score as many points as you can by throwing the thong at an object. The person with the highest score wins. Game on!

Let’s get wet.
Escape the summer heat and head to water whether it is a pool, beach or lake. All you need is music, inflatable toys and friends and family. If you’re lucky, some beaches and pools will have special Australia Day events on with different activities including BBQs, sandcastle competitions, treasure hunts, inflatable slides, water sports and much more.

Local events and celebrations.
Every year Australia Day delivers plenty of memorable ceremonies, lively events and fun activities for all Australians. The events across Australia include sport, music and culture, all showcasing our ability to come together as a nation.

In Sydney, there will be the Wugulora Indigenous Morning Ceremony at 7:45am, the iconic Ferrython, where tall ships and the Australia Day Harbour Parade flotilla of all shapes and sizes loop the sparkling blue waterway and a street party in the Rocks with interactive games, roving performers and market stalls.

In Melbourne, there will be food trucks, roaming artists and entertainers, live music and fireworks in Docklands Harbour.

In Brisbane, there will be live music, performers, lamington eating competitions and beach and garden games in Suttons Beach, Brennan & Apex Parks and River Quay Green.

In Adelaide, there will be Concert by Chris Sebastian and Ricki-Lee as well as a street parade, vintage cars, flag raising ceremony, cutting of the Australia Day cake and flyby by an F-18 Hornet at Elder Park.

Finally, in Perth, there’s a Birak Concert at the Supreme Court Gardens, music, dance, art, food stalls, a waterslides, rides and a BMX and Motocross stunt show at Langley Park.

Check out your local council website for more details or what will be happening around you!


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