…Happy birthday to you!
[Melbourne Day Birthday Cake]
Although Melbourne Day is an official day, it’s not an official holiday, so it’s not celebrated with gusto. Most people don’t know about it actually. If you were to pick a true Melbourne Day it would probably be Melbourne Cup day. It’s the horse race that stops the nation, and we get a day off for that one.
[Melbourne Day Flags and St Pauls Cathedral]
There were various celebrations on around the city, and the one thing I wanted to see was the replica of the Tall Ship Enterprize. Well it’s not very tall, but it is still special. This was the ship that brought European settlers on the northern bank of the Yarra River on the 30th of August, 1835.
[Enterprize at Melbourne Docklands]
While free admission to the Enterprize was excellent, the freebie of the day award would surely go to the Melbourne Day Coffee Cups, a useful and oh so appropriate Melbourne themed giveaway.
[Melbourne Day Coffee Cups]