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Published January 8th 2021
We are all part of our nation's story
Australians all let us rejoice for we are one and free. On the 26th of January 2021, this updated lyrics of the national anthem will be sung at Australia Day celebrations across the state in recognition of the distance we have travelled as a nation drawn from more than 300 national ancestries and language groups. A number of celebrations will also include some form of breakfast for the community to enjoy together.
City of Onkaparinga invites you to reflect, respect and celebrate our nation's collective history and cultural diversity with a free breakfast, flag-raising ceremony, children's activities and live entertainment at Happy Valley, Aldinga, Willunga and Noarlunga from 8am to 11am. Details of exact locations can be found on their website.
The communities of Adelaide Hills Council will be coming together at Coventry Library Lawn in Stirling for a free Aussie BBQ breakfast, children's activities and live music between 10:30am and 12:30pm. Breakfast will also be served at the library in Woodside from 7:30am and Federation Park in Gumeracha from 8:30am.
For those in the City of Mitcham, join in at St Marys Park and enjoy a free Aussie BBQ, musical entertainment, kids activities and some sports. There will also be desserts from countries the newest citizens originate from and performances by various cultural groups. More information is available on their website.
And, last but not least, City of Salisbury invites you to a free community hot breakfast of bacon and egg roll at the Salisbury Community Hub and Salisbury Civic Plaza Inparrinthi Kumangka. Fruit and yoghurt will also be available for those who prefer a healthy option. A flag-raising ceremony will kick off the event at 8am followed by lots of free activities and entertainment including animal farm, mini golf and badge making.
So, as we celebrate Australia Day this year, let us remember that we are all part of our nation's story.