Waitangi Day


                                                  And the band played Pink Floyd…


     I’ve got a serious working week behind me…
    Actually I’ve worked on real sick people. Wow!

    Yesterday was Saturday, and I’ve got an invitation to the Gap Tavern because some Reggie music be played and they have good tucker too. Six of us went, but two more people joined us. We weren’t aware of the fact: it is the Waitangi Day, which is a Kiwi (New Zealander) National Holiday.
“…Waitangi Day (wye-tang-ee) commemorates a significant day in the history of New Zealand. It is a public holiday held each year on 6 February to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document, on that date in 1840…” (Wikipedia). Just like St Stephan’s Day in Hungary on the 20th of August.


                                               The Gap Tavern and Patrons

The place was boring according to some of our group members, so the Reggie night suddenly transformed into a pub crawl… It has been decided, we must go to the Rock Bar. So we did. A have never seen this many Kiwis in one spot in my life. It also could’ve been an impromptu tattoo exhibition too… And all the crowd gathered together after 11pm! I’ve left with a Colleague before midnight serving as a personal guard. The public safety is not spectacular in Alice. So many people stayed over from the previous night football final (The All Black Aborigine Team played against some other) the streets were still crowded too.


A bit of statistics: Alice Springs has approximately 25.000 inhabitants. A personally think they are equally divided between Aborigines and Kiwis… The township has 72 restaurants, bars and coffees.  92 liquor licences are in use in the town!

                                                                   Room with view…


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