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Kensington Australia Day Festival 2014

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Traditional celebration, the Kensington way
January 26 will bring the patriotic spirit throughout Australia. Kensington, Victoria will be celebrating in a very traditional manner.

Sponsored by The City of Melbourne, this event will run from 11.30 am to 7 pm. Like every year, there will be many events lined up to celebrate the Australia Day festival.

australia flag map
Photo by Ohmega1982,

The ceremony will commence with an acknowledgement of the local indigenous people as the owners of the land. Next there will be a Citizenship Ceremony to welcome the new citizens of the country and make them a part of their new home.

After these ceremonies, the real celebrations will start. Macaulay Road and Bellair Street will come alive with music and pomp, and the most awaited event, the annual billy cart racing championship.

billy cart racing
Billy cart racing championship
There will be lots of food options and a lamington eating competition and some entertainment for pets too. There will be a dog parade so get your handsome and pretty pooches on the ramp. The money collected will go to North Melboune's Lost Dogs Home. The street will be abuzz with many food stalls as well as those selling art and craft items.

kensington festival, australia day
Meet friends and have fun

There is much more fun and celebration to look forward to. Be there at the Kensington Australia Day festival to cheer for, and be part of, the vibrant and diverse culture of this city.

Images from Kensington Association website.
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Why? Fun festival on Australia Day
When: 11.30 am to 7 pm
Where: Macaulay Road and Bellair Street, Kensington
Cost: Free
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