Merry Christmas 2015!
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In Australia. we celebrate Christmas on December 25 in 2015, which falls on a Friday.
Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, which is part of the Christmas story of the boy being born in a stable in Bethlehem.
Christmas was first celebrated around 335AD - and has been long associated with the winter solstice of northern Europe - where the shortest, darkest day and longest night of the year fell.
Christmas is from one of the pagan rituals of Saturnalia or the Greek Halcyon Days. It is a time of celebration and an acceptance of the change of the season and of life.
Christmas Traditions like the adorned tree and hanging of mistletoe become part of the whole tradition as time evolved. In Australia we have our own Christmas Plants to build traditions around like the Christmas Bush and Christmas Bells.
In Australia - Christmas is significantly impacted by the heat and summer and this means the white Christmas of northern tradition is not as relevant. In Australia we celebrate sporting traditions at Christmas like the Boxing Day Test Cricket and the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
Even the most simple things like having a large hot meal for Christmas lunch are not really relevant as the long hot summer day means that eating a smaller meal and perhaps being outdoors is more appropriate.
But one of the most successful traditions that still applies means that Christmas Hampers and Gift baskets are still as relevant as ever. You can even send a delicious Fruit basket also. -
Go on - enjoy yourself!