Two things you need to do in order to emulate Australians when celebrating the 26th January.
First – take a commemorative statue that’s entirely unrelated to the day and make it patriotic:
This is Eliza, on the Crawley foreshore, near the University of Western Australia. She’s starred in regular fashion parades ever since she was established back in 2007. Here’s a video from last year’s TedXPerth by Andra Kins on public art that features her:
…not that kind of a thong. For USA readers, think “inflatable flip-flop shoe-shaped flotation device”.
Other than that? I’m hiding from the heat and seeing if there’s some Australian-themed film I might be able to catch in the cinemas. I’m thinking “The Impossible”.