Be a part of history this #AustraliaDay

By Jennie Sager
Friday, 23 January 2015

One of the biggest public holidays of the year is right around the corner, and the National Australia Day Council wants to know how you are celebrating. The NADC (@OzDay) and @TwitterAU are asking you to Tweet photos of your #AustraliaDay traditions and celebrations, and you could make a little bit of history

On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what’s great about Australia and being Australian. As a truly diverse nation, we all mark #AustraliaDay in our own way — with a pavlova and sausage sizzle BBQ, checking out the fireworks, making a gesture of respect to Reconciliation, counting down the @triplej Hottest 100 or one of thousands of other traditions.

This year, we’ve partnered again with the NADC (@OzDay) and the National Museum of Australia (@NMA) for the #AustraliaDay Your Way campaign to capture a digital snapshot of how Aussies around the world marked #AustraliaDay 2015.

All Tweets sent throughout the day with a photo and using the hashtag #AustraliaDay will be curated and retained in a time capsule by the @NMA in Canberra, and then included in an interactive display permanently onsite at the Museum.

So, whatever you do on @OzDay, snap a pic on your phone and Tweet it with the hashtag #AustraliaDay to get your celebrations in the time capsule and be a part of Australian history.

As part of launching the #AustraliaDay 2015 campaign, @TwitterAU last week presented the Twitter time capsule to the @NMA. Here’s a selection of Tweets from the day.

How will you celebrate Australia Day Your Way in 2015? If you’re looking for inspiration, here’s a look at some of the great Tweets from #AustraliaDay 2014.