Australia Day has become the country’s biggest annual day celebration. Over 5,000 events are planned across new South Wales which is celebrated on the 26th day of January 2011.
This is considered to be a national holiday of Australia as it commemorates the arrival of the first fleet and Sydney cove in 1788, the hoisting of the British flag and proclamation of the British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of new Holland.
The public holiday includes a number of nationwide festivities including competitions, parades and music celebrations but Sydney has its own way of celebrating with jam-packed schedules.
This years schedule of events is started with a Woogan-ma-gule morning ceremony by 8:00 AM at the royal botanic gardens farm cove, an age-old custodial tradition. By 9:00- 10:00 AM is the GIO O2 day 10K which is the iconic wheelchair race around the Rocks. Events also includes the Hyde Park Main Stage, the NRMA Motortests which will showcase 1,000 vintage vehicles including as well the vintage bus services. Lastly, the Darling Harbour Australian Day spectacular fireworks which will happen by 7:00 pm will transform the whole place to a magical setting.