As is traditions, we as humans love to celebrate anniversaries, no matter what the occasion is. Whether it’s a birthday, a wedding anniversary, or sitting around the table with your family and fondly remembering the first time you ever had sex.
So, we get out knickers in a bit of a twist when something happens that completely undermines our well-intended celebration/piss up… like not realising when the anniversary actually is.
Which is exactly what’s happened to Charleville in south-west Queensland, as they planned to celebrate their 150 year anniversary next year before realising that they’d got their dates a tad mixed up.
They originally thought the town was founded in 1868, making 2018 its 150 year anniversary, however, they found that the town was incepted in 1865 instead.
“We had a couple of historians who were researching the history of Charleville, [one] told us it was 2018 and we believed them,” said the town’s Mayor Annie Liston.
“The historians disagreed on the date, one thought it was next year and another thought it was 2015, so that’s how it happened.”
“It was rather disappointing to think we were all geared up to do this 150 and we’ve already passed it,” she added. “We had plans for 2018, we’d been working on that since about 2016.
“We’ll still celebrate what we missed out on, the 150, so we’ll have to do something around the 153rd … We don’t really need an excuse for a party.”
That’s the spirit, who cares when the actual anniversary is, as long as there’s an excuse for a piss up.
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