General InformationChristmas in Australia is celebratedduring Summer. Australia is amulticultural country andtherefore,thetraditions are often mingled andderived from a mixture of othercountries. They have ChristmasTrees, Father Christmas, ChristmasCarols and gifts which are a familiarChristmas scenario.
DecorationAustralia being the land ofKangaroos felicitatesChristmas decorations withfigurines of Koala andKangaroos.Another special feature ofAustralian Christmasdecorations are the flowersand palm leaves.Australians also hangwreaths on their frontdoors. What’s more peopledecorate their houses andgardens with christmastrees,christmas lights and
Christmas Dishes The main meal is eaten at lunchcold Mince pies time. Most people now have a• Roast turkey Christmas dinner, a barbeque with with stuffing seafood like prawns and lobsters along with the traditional english• Chicken and food or a picnic on a beach ham• Christmas cake or Christmas pudding• Gingerbread in Christmas shapes• Christmas damper•
Carols by CandlelightThe big events of the Christmas season Christmas Eve wouldnt are the Carols By Candlelight. These be the same without began in Melbourne in 1937 Carolsand are outside concerts in the warm by Candlelight. summer evenings where people sit on blankets, light candles and join together to sing Christmas Carols .
Christmas EveOn christsmas eve families attend church together. Some children expect Father Christmas to leave gifts, and others wait for Santa Claus to visit and deliver gifts. On Christmas Eve in many families the father sets a large candle in a front window of the home to welcome Mary, Joseph, and the Baby Jesus. The youngest child in the
Christmas DayAfter opening presents on Christmasmorning, the family goes to churchagain. Afterwards, there are partiesand festive visits. Christmas Day is when families andclose friends gather together fromall over Australia. The highlight ofthe day is the holiday middaydinner. The person who gets thefavor baked inside will enjoy good
The days after…The day after Christmas,December 26, is Boxing Day.Australians leave tips for thegrocer, postman, newspapercarrier, and others to thankthem for their help in the pastyear.New Years Eve is always aspecial time, with dinners,dances, and parties. On TwelfthNight, January 6, there is onelast party to end the Christmasseason.