Of course, it doesn't pain us.
Well, I can't actually speak for the other 381,487 Canberrans, but it doesn't pain me.
Canberra Day is held on the second Monday of March and it's when we celebrate Canberra's birthday. More specifically, it's when we celebrate the official naming of Canberra.
Canberra was named on 12 March 1913 by Lady Denman who was the wife of the then Governor-General. We celebrated our 100th birthday in 2013, which was also the day my grand-niece was born putting her in the pages of the local newspaper as our centenary baby.
So that's a very long way of saying that yesterday was Canberra Day and we had the day off.
What does one do on Canberra Day?
Well, you can jump ship and go away for a few days.
Or you can hang out in the ACT and celebrate via the Canberra Festival which includes Enlighten and the Balloon Spectacular (we have a very big smurf gracing our skies right now).
Or you can attend the very big birthday party at Commonwealth Park. This year the entertainment included Shaun the Sheep, the Trolls, a bunch of Canberra bands, DJ Havana Brown and the Hoodoo Gurus.
We didn't bolt, nor did we get involved in the celebrations the weekend had on offer.
Instead we grabbed the grand-bub and headed to a local river and had a picnic lunch with extended family.
How gorgeous is our grand bub?
What do you do on your public holidays?
Do you leave town, or do you hang out in your local area?
Who remembers the Hoodoo Gurus?
PS: The Hoodoos played at Canberra Uni back in my uni days. Great band to see live.
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