Christmas Traditions In Australia

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Australia Traditional music

Australia Traditional music


John Meredith, Portrait of Alan Scott, Balmoral Village, NSW, 1986, photograph: gelatin silver, sepia toned. Image courtesy of the National Library of Australia Folk music is music which originates in and is handed down by oral tradition amongst common people. In the early days of the Australian colonies, convict ballads and songs became the foundation of Australia s later…


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Christmas Day in Australia

Christmas Day in Australia


Christmas Day falls on December 25 and is an occasion for Christians to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Many people, even if they are not Christian, give each other gifts, prepare special meals and decorate their homes at this time of year. Many aspects of the Christmas celebrations originated from winter celebrations in Europe. However they are increasingly influenced by the…


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Australian Christmas animals

Australian Christmas animals


Ready for his forever home Alfie has been rehabilitated and is up for adoption. Picture: Supplied AN anonymous phone tip-off led Australian inspectors to the rescue of this neglected dog, that is now one of many pets in need of a forever home this Christmas. After staff went to an address where Alfie was, a woman there claimed he was a stray. AWL NSW Senior Animal Behaviourist…


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Christmas dinner in Australia

Christmas dinner in Australia


Australian Christmas today is characterized by gastronomic eclecticism. Many of us have abandoned the old British customs — except for the rich and alcoholic Christmas pudding. Edward Shaw/iStockphoto hide caption toggle caption Edward Shaw/iStockphoto Australian Christmas today is characterized by gastronomic eclecticism. Many of us have abandoned the old British customs —…


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Greetings from Australia

Greetings from Australia


Aussies often greet their friends and even people they don t know by saying G day or Ow ya goin mate . Our culture is generally relaxed and informal. (Yes, we do say hello too.) You ll often hear nicknames used between friends that may surprise you. Insults such as calling a friend a wog is sign of friendship and acceptance. These comments should not be taken negatively…


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Australian Christmas facts

Australian Christmas facts


Here are some very interesting Christmas facts that ll shed some light as to the Christmas holiday. In 1836, Alabama became the first state in the USA to declare Christmas a legal holiday. In 1907, Oklahoma became the last USA state to declare Christmas a legal holiday. - Coolest Christmas Facts - The abbreviation of Xmas for Christmas is not irreligious. The first letter of…


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Traditional Australian Christmas dinner

Traditional Australian Christmas dinner


Seafood salad for Christmas dinner? Photograph: Marcos Welsh/Getty Images Whether you long for mince pies, figgy pudding, pigs-in-blankets or roast turkey, festive cravings are a powerful thing – particularly when you are spending Christmas overseas. Honor Marks, Simon Woods and their 12-year-old daughter Holly Woods have lived near the Mediterranean coast of south-west France…


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Australian Christmas dinner

Australian Christmas dinner


What do we want our Christmas dinner to be? • festive • a celebration • hearty • fun • social (somebody s not stuck the entire time in the kitchen) • easy to prepare (especially in the heat) • easily digested • good and interesting food • homemade • stress free • a memorable family event • something to look forward to • with friends and guests (Peace on earth and goodwill to…


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Christmas Customs in Australia

Christmas Customs in Australia


Please read this information page before you search for Australian Christmas traditions. It will assist you to understand the structure of Australia. Our traditions include Carols by Candlelight in the parks and gardens of most cities and towns, the mailing of Christmas greeting cards to friends, many of whom we have not contacted since the previous Christmas. To facilitate…


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Australian Christmas images

Australian Christmas images


Katherine Veness s blog | Created 2 years ago Christmas dog Image copyright WA Museum A short history of Christmas In 2014, the notion of ‘Christmas’ means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Traditionally, Christmas is a religious holiday to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, and many people still choose to attend Church services at this time of year…


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