Celebrate Christmas In July In Australia With All The Traditional Winter Christmas Festivities
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The History of Christmas in July
Christmas in July (also known as Yulefest or Yuletide) is a wonderful, festive event that is celebrated in Australia and other countries in the Southern hemisphere. As July is generally the coldest month of the year, Christmas in July social parties and events are commonly held to celebrate the winter, and the halfway point to Christmas.
In Australia, Christmas day (25 Dec) is in the peak of summer & typically a day spent outdoors. Many Australian’s miss out on the Christmas atmosphere that is enjoyed in the Northern hemisphere during winter. This includes winter fireplaces, traditional roast lunches and dinners, mince pies, rich Christmas puddings and snow.
Some say that Christmas in July celebrations first commenced in Sydney's Blue Mountains by an Irish group who enjoyed the winter snow. Today however, Christmas in July celebrations are held throughout the country with great festivity, enthusiasm and good cheer.
Christmas in July is the perfect opportunity to indulge and experience the wonderful aspects of the Northern hemisphere Christmas. Social events include lunches, dinners and other festive activities with the intention of mimicking the festivity of Christmas. It's always a great excuse for work colleagues or the family to get together for a festive party and usually includes Christmas trees and decorations, fairy lights, bon bons, Christmas hats and other festive decorations.
Christmas in July Celebrations
In recent years, Christmas in July celebrations have rapidly grown in popularity. Leading the charge have been hotels, lodges, clubs and restaurants located in the cold mountain regions and the Australian snowfields. Just imagine the delight of building a snowman out of real snow in one of the famous Australian snowfield resorts such as Thredo, Perisher, Mount Selwyn, Mount Buller, Charlotte Pass, Baw Baw, Hotham or Mount Buffalo. Today, the Christmas in July celebration has also spread to the major cities and into private households - in the major cities it is not hard to find your local Club, hotel or restaurant putting on an event.
Lunches and dinners are most popular with most Australians enjoying the traditional Christmas roast with all the trimmings including the scrumptuous ever popular Christmas pudding. Of course, the Christmas dinner in July includes all the traditional table novelties including Christmas crackers, whistles and party hats that everyone enjoys - both young and old!
Christmas in July is a wonderful time of the year to re-ignite the spirit and goodwill of Christmas so why not join in the celebration!