26 January marks two important events in every Indian Australian's calendar: Australia Day and Indian Republic Day. Below are 11 different ways you can celebrate both of your cultures, together, in perfect harmony.
By
Shami Sivasubramanian

26 Jan 2016 - 11:52 AM  UPDATED 26 Jan 2017 - 2:02 PM

1. Go to a community Indian Republic Day / Australia Day joint event.

Several local Indian community organisation are holding parties to celebrate both days. The India Australian Association in Canberra, the Indian Australian Association of NSW in Sydney, as well as the Consulate General of India have events taking place around the country.

 

 

2. Do some yoga on the beach.

Connect with the Aussie nature and with your Indian Aussie soul.

 

 

3. Host a barbeque dosa party.

 

A flat hot plate is the perfect griddle for a dosa. Such an easy party food, you can mix it up by letting each guest choose their own custom fillings. For more inspiration, check out our tasty dosa recipes here

 

 

4. Or make some Indian Australian inspired dishes.

We've got a great collection of Indo-Aussie recipes like tandoori prawns, a summery Bombay lemonade, and even some masala chai carrot cake. Check out all our fusion recipes here.

 

 

5. Or worst case, use rotis to make Vegemite scrolls and fairy bread.

There is legit nothing that roti bread DOES NOT go with.

 

 

6. Watch the India vs Australia cricket match and cheer for both teams equally.

It's literally a win-win situation.

 

 

7. Wear a green and gold lengha.

Now you can be stylish and cross-cultural.

 

 

8. Dance bhangra to the Hottest 100.

It's truly the best mix of both cultures.

 

 

9. Watch a live streaming of the Republic Day parade in Delhi, while you drink Fosters beer and wear your favourite thongs.

Enjoy the incredible Indian floats display while dressed in your comfiest footwear.

 

 

10. Pay respect to your elders and your elders.

We all know respecting your elders is a big part of your Indian culture, but it's a bit part of your Australian one, too.

 

 

11. Be proud that you're both Indian and Australian.

Happy Indian Republic Day and Australia Day!