Komal 2013 12_18_holiday_traditions_around_the_world

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Published on December 19, 2013

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By : Komal Singh Teacher: Mrs. Cynthia Wooley

Geography  The continent/country of Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere. This results in Summer in December-January and Winter in June-July.

Geography  Australia is about the same size as USA.

Traditions: Customs  In Australia, Christmas comes in the middle of the summer holidays! Children have their summer holidays from early to mid December to early February, so some people might even be camping at Christmas!  The words to the Carols about snow and the cold winter are sometimes changed to special Australian words! There are also some original Australian Carols.

Traditions: Customs  Australians love to go to the beach. Since Christmas falls in summer in Australia, some people celebrate it on the beach in their beachwear.

Traditions: Clothing

Traditions: Clothing

Traditions: Clothing  Natives of Australia, in their traditional clothes.

Traditions: Clothing  Like the USA, Australia is a country of immigrants.  They wear traditional clothes during their cultural / religious ceremonies, but otherwise wear clothes similar to the rest of the industrialized world.

Traditions: Clothing  Traditional clothes worn during their cultural / religious ceremonies.

Traditions: Decorations  Most Christmas decorations in Australia are similar to USA.

Traditions: Decorations  Some Christmas decorations have a definite Australian flair.  The Koala Bear and Kangaroo are found only in Australia.

Food  December is one of the hottest months in Australia so outdoors sports like swimming, surfing and fishing are common and easy cold meat & salad dominates most meals.  Most families try to be home together for Christmas and the main meal is eaten at lunch time. Most people now have a cold Christmas dinner, or a barbecue with seafood such as prawns and lobsters.

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Language  Australians say “Merry Christmas” just like we do.  In some cases, they say it with a little bit of a difference. On Christmas Day the people who live in the outback (far away from cities) send Christmas greetings to each other over the radio network.

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