Australia Day in Barcelona

Australia Day in Barcelona

It’s that time of the year again, the time when all our beloved Aussies get together to celebrate Australia Day!! This year as usual at Flaherty’s Irish Bar we’ve got the best party in Barcelona lined up for you! Our Australia Day party has been going on strong now for over 5 years and this year couldn’t be any different!!

For those of you who have never celebrated Australia Day why not start this year?
Australia Day as can be deduced from its name is the National Day of Australia.
But what exactly happens and how did it come about?
Australia Day marks the anniversary of when the First Fleet of British Ships arrived at Port Jackson (1788). On this day Governor Arthur Phillip raised of the Flag of Great Britain. Although it does mark this specific event, today Australia Day celebrates contemporary Australia. It is also taken as a moment to reflect on the nation’s history and to wonder how to make Australia a better place for the future.

How many people celebrate Australia Day, and how?
Over half of the nation’s population (21 million) celebrate, either by attending an organised event or getting together with friends and family to have a great time. Not to mention the thousands of non-aussie people and aussies all over the world that join in on the celebration in any manner possible!

Among all these celebrations there is an award ceremony, where the Australian of the Year is picked. How exactly does this work? Well any individual who has excelled in their field and contributed to Australia and its community can be selected. There are four categories: Senior Australian of the Year, Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year, and Australia’s Local Hero. People are chosen from all fields and backgrounds.

Have you ever wondered why the Australian coat of arms features an Emu and a Kangaroo? It’s not a simple coincidence, both these animals were chosen because neither of them can walk backwards. Instead they always walk forwards, much like Australia!

We know you’re all anxious to hear what we have in store for you, so here we go!!! Tuesday the 26th, starting at 20:00 we’re going all out!! Get your typical delicious Aussie BBQ platter for only 6.90€, and why not wash it down with a cold pint of Fosters for only 3€? If you’re not in the mood for a pint then grab a refreshing bottle of Coopers!! We will also be serving homemade authentic meat pies! We’ve got everything to make the celebration one to remember. We’ll be playing Australian music all night, as well as raffles!! It gets even better!! All you Australians that present your ID at the bar will get a FREE pint of Fosters!!

So come one and come all and experience the best Australia Day in Barcelona ever at Flaherty’s Irish Bar Barcelona. We’ll be waiting for you from 20:00 onwards with lots of energy and aussie spirit!!

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