To the citizens of Down Under, Australia Day is more than just a public holiday. On January 26 celebrations are to erupt all over the country with thousands of events that show off the pride of the nation.
Whether enjoying an afternoon on the beach with friends and family, having a barbecue in the garden, or listening to some of Australia's best musical talent at Sydney Harbour, Saturday's fun celebrates the original first fleet to arrive in the cosmopolitan city's cove.
And the tradition of watching the boats sail in still continues today.
Every year, Sydney's beloved Ferrython invites spectators from all around the world to join in on a spot of Australian enthusiasm as they come to cheer on the ferries that power down the Harbour and back to the finish line under the iconic Harbour Bridge.
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