March 2012 - Labour Day, St Patrick's Day and The Melbourne Grand Prix
7th march 2012
March 2012 What's On...
Australia celebrates Labour Day or Eight Hours Day, every March this annual public holiday commends the economic and social achievements of workers.
Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. So enjoy the long weekend!
St Patrick's Day
St Patricks Day is also celebrated this month - a cultural and religious holiday celebrated internationally on 17 March. It commemorates Saint Patrick, the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland.
Saint Patrick's Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenth century, and has gradually become a worldly celebration of Irish culture in general. The day is generally characterised by the attendance of church services, Irish symbols and the wearing of green attire- although this is a bit of a misconception, as the phrase "the wearing of the green," meant to wear a shamrock - St. Patrick used the three-leaved plant to explain the Trinity of the Christian religion.
The day also celebrates the lifting of Lent restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol, however, Irish pubs used to be closed on two days of the year: Good Friday and St. Patrick's Day - So ironically enough, in Ireland until recently, on St. Patrick's Day you couldn't actually get a drink!
Today, St. Patrick's Day is probably the most widely celebrated saint's day in the world and with Irish Pubs in abundance in Australia I am sure that you will find the perfect way to celebrate this year!
Here are some of our design ideas to help you with your celebration this year...
Grand Prix 2012
The Melbourne Grand Prix 2012 is taking place on Sunday 18th March 2012... Drivers take to the Albert Park street circuit for the first Formula 1 race of the 2012 season.
With two Australians on the grid for the first time - Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo - and a host of young guns competing, the roar from the stands will equal the roar from the cars.
Check out a couple of stylish Grand Prix themed ideas to keep your beer cold this year, even if you're watching it from the comfort of your lounge:
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