Monday, 26 January 2015

Happy Australia Day!

All around Australia there are celebrations happening all over the long weekend to celebrate this national day. Fireworks, BBQ's, swim at the beach, family days - it's happening everywhere!

I love celebrating this public holiday because I am thankful for this beautiful, amazing, diverse country I live in. I appreciate the way of life we get to live here. I am grateful for the privileges and opportunities my children will get to have just because they are citizens here. I believe this day is a day worth celebrating.

So to help you appreciate Australia a little bit more, here are some weird and wonderful facts.
  • Over 85% of people live within 50km's of the coast.
  • Australia is the 6th largest country.
  • Kangaroo's and Emu's cannot walk backwards.
  • The longest fence in the world is found here. Over 5,500 kms long!
  • Australia has 10 out of the 15 most poisonous snakes in the world.
  • There are close to one million camels roaming the outback.
  • A single cattle ranch in S.A is bigger than Israel.
  • The wine cask is an Australian invention.

1 comment:

  1. Aw, I missed your day. Sorry.

    Happy Belated Australia Day!