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Australia Day in Photos: Beaches, Thongs, Flags and Food

On Australia Day, January 26, the nation commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Port Jackson in 1788. But for many of us, it’s an occasion to celebrate the birth of our nation by doing something quintessentially Australian.

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Bondi Beach in the fog

We flock en masse to our iconic beaches.

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We stick our Southern Cross flag all over our cars.

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Coogee Bay Hotel

We hang giant thongs on our pub balconies.

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We drape our bodies with the flag … and tell the world we’re AUSSIE.

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Our men can be hunks… or just good Aussie larrikins.

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We slap on fake tattoos…

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or go for the real ink down our sleeve.

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We’re aren’t afraid of wearing Speedos.

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And love telling the world that we’re Aussie and we’re proud.

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Havaianas Australia Day Thong Challenge – Bondi Beach

We take to the water in giant inflatable thongs, attempt to break a world record and win. (See photos of the2011 Havaianas Australia Day Thong Challenge)

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Or just celebrate a humble Australian icon.

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We even wear our Southern Cross cossies… and fly the flag on our heads.

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And dress our dogs in patriotic garb.

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Our esky is never too far away.

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We love to eat our Vegemite… not just ‘for breakfast, lunch and tea’.

LuxBite Asutralia Day Macarons
Vegemite on Toast, Chocolate Freckles, Caramel Slice and Rocky Road macarons with the colours of Australia from LuxBite of Melbourne (photo courtesy of LuxBite)

Our talented patissiers create an Australia Day Collection of macarons to celebrate our national day.

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Kangaroo and Salt Water crocodile pizza from the Australian Hotel in the Rocks

We put our ‘roos and salt water crocodiles on pizza. That’s why you won’t see kangaroos hopping along George Street in our CBD 😉

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We put lamb on our barbies…

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… and love our seafood on a hot summer’s day.

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Australia Beer: James Squire, Rogers, Blue Tongue

And drink boutique Aussie beer not just VB and Fosters.

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Happy Australia Day!

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About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.

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