Every year December comes with lots of happiness, joy, get-togethers, gifts, cards, and sweets etc. Because December is a month of Christmas. And Christmas is the most awaited festival of the year in maximum countries of the world.
Although Christmas is celebrated with full enthusiasm in every country Australian celebrate it in a different manner.
In Australia, Christmas is not just a festival but is a feeling, a day for which people start preparing from a month ago. There it’s not a Christmas day but it’s a Christmas season.
They do not celebrate Christmas in a specific day but as a season.
As Australia is in the southern hemisphere, so there are summers in December. In summers market blossom like a flower and there are the variety of toys & cards in shops.
Way of Celebration of Christmas in Australia
In Australia Christmas is celebrated with full enthusiasm and joy.
Christmas day is a public holiday in the county.
So this is the time to do get-togethers, parties, Fun and celebrate the day.
Houses are decorated with different colored lights, Christmas tree, and flowers.
Carol singing is the most important aspect of Christmas in Australia.
Carols are traditional – religious or non-religious songs mostly including the contribution of Jesus and his learnings.
Also, Carols are sung by children in the schools, singers in the parties and show in Christmas season.
People give cards and gifts to each other – friends and relatives and do lots of fun in Christmas evening.
Some people also do the good deed like charity also. It helps the poor to celebrate the festival.
Christmas in July in Australia
Australians celebrate Christmas in July also. because according to weather, July is the coldest month of the year in Australia. In July they celebrate it as a fest. It is known as Yulefest. also, some call it as yuletide. The man festival is on 25th December. but in Australia, it is middle of summer. So they celebrate it twice. It is celebrated on 12th or 25th July every year. The Nation has a public holiday on the day and celebrates the July Christmas with friends and relatives.
CHURCH DURING CHRISTMAS
Churches are decorated with candle and lights.
People come to church and blow candles there and listen to the stories and songs of Jesus. This is the most important part of Christmas in Australia.
Santa clause is also an important part of this festival. An old man with white fur clothes on body go from house to house and distribute gifts among children.
SOME OF THE TRADITIONAL CAROLS SUNG IN CHRISTMAS SEASON ARE
Away in a Manager
O Come All Ye Faithful
Joy to the World
The First Noel
Deck the Halls
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Frosty the Snowman
Rudolf the Rednosed Reindeer
So Christmas comes with happiness and joys. And people celebrate festivals in a manner that become rememberable to the upcoming year.
Along with celebrating the festival, we should also contribute to the happiness of those who are needy and can not afford to celebrate.