Day of Aussie

Friday, January 26, 2007 | 1:06 am

Australia USA Size Comparison

I had this postcard in my office at Company D for years, a useful education tool for inquisitive Yanks. It was actually sent to me by a SWCCG Tournament Coordinator in Perth who wanted to help our then Marketing Co-ordinator to understand that Melbourne and Perth weren't so close. This after the employee had mailed Perth prize support to a Melbourne TD and then asked if he could deliver it.

But regardless, it's January 26th today, so HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY to all those I left behind, and also to that unusually large percentage of our 20 million who are away from the mother-country. Cheers!



At 26/1/07 9:57 am, Blogger Shocho said...

Grats! So what exactly do you folk celebrate today? I'm not asking HOW you celebrate, I can pretty much guess that.

At 26/1/07 10:09 am, Blogger Brad said...

So, how big is this "unusually large percentage" of Australians that are away from Australia?

Does that mean that there are even more of you out there that I'll have to translate for?

At 26/1/07 2:34 pm, Blogger Aussie-Askew said...

Check the "Jan 26" link in the last paragraph Chuck, but to summarize: it celebrates the arrival of 'whitey' to the shores. i.e. like Columbus Day?

Traditions? Fireworks, marches, we BBQ, we drink beer, we drink more beer, we play "two-up", we drink beer.

At 28/1/07 4:19 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We play 'two-up' on Anzac day, the only day of the year that it is legal!!
It is interesting to note that we (Austalians) are the only country to celebrate our national day named as our country, to my knowledge there is no "America day, England day, Africa day, China day" etc. The reason is that we did not have to win a battle for this country or fight for our our independence from a previous invader....smooth eh!!??

At 2/2/07 2:54 pm, Blogger Aussie-Askew said...

Interesting point.
Also, I think we are the only country that eats all the animals on it's coat of arms (kangaroo & emu)?


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