Welcome to 2014!

Happy New Year everyone!

And a special welcome to all our international students commencing their studies in Term 1 – we wish you all the best for your study abroad experience!

Major cycling event – exhilarating start to the year!

The New Year was welcomed in with style across South Australia. A warm night provided near perfect conditions for people of all ages to see in 2014. From Victor Harbour to Mount Gambier, Elder Park in the city to Glenelg, the atmosphere across the state was electric. Live music and great firework displays provided entertainment for thousands of people who turned out to celebrate the beginning of the New Year.

With the start of every New Year comes the excitement for some of Adelaide’s major events and celebrations.

Cycling race in AdelaideEvery January for the past 15 years South Australia hosts the first event on the world cycling calendar – the Santos Tour Down Under. From January 19 – 26 the state is alive with cycling fever. The week-long event brings top WorldTour professional cycling teams to race on the streets of Adelaide and regional South Australia. Along with world-class racing, spectators of the 2014 Tour Down Under can also enjoy a wide range of celebrations, including the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of cycling’s best. This free South Australian event is definitely a must see on the 2014 calendar.

 

The final stage of the Santos Tour Down Under is marked by the Australia Day national holiday.

Celebrating Australia Day

Australia Day is held yearly on January 26 and commemorates the establishment of the first European settlement at Port Jackson, now part of Sydney, in 1788. The tradition of having Australia Day as a national holiday only started in 1935 and is now celebrated by millions across the country. Here in South Australia free community events, such as:

Celebrating Australia DayAustralia Day in the City – featuring Timomatic and a fireworks display
International Cricket at Adelaide Oval
Holdfast Bay Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony
Stage 6 of the Santos Tour Day Under

So join in the celebrations and make your start to 2014 a memorable one!

 

(Some information sourced from SATC 2014)

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