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Monday 25 November 2019 25 November 2019

Christmas for Aussies

Christmas for Aussies

Our Santa Claus is in pants and warm coat, theirs is in shorts and T-shirt. We have cold wind and grey weather, they have the beach and the sun. No, we are not talking about the differences between the North and South of France, but between France and Australia!

Christmas in France vs Australia

In Australia, the seasons are reversed. So when the temperatures in our country are close to 0°C, they are around 30°C for our compatriots. It is then quite normal for our Aussie friends to spend December 25th, on the beach in a bathing suit with friends or family. It's kind of the norm in kangaroo country!

They celebrate Christmas on December 25 like most of the world, but in their own way. However, some Australians like to celebrate it in July (in the middle of winter for them) to eat a hot meal by the fire

Christmas dinner according to Australians

While we gather around a warm table, with our family or friends, Australians prefer to have big barbecues in the park or on the beach.

When they don't opt for a barbecue or picnic on the beach, they spend time in the kitchen. The typical "Aussie" Christmas dinner is usually composed of:

  • As a starter: a seafood platter, with oysters and shrimps made with coconut milk as a starter.

  • On the plate: marinated lamb, ham on the bone cooked with honey and pricked with cloves or the famous roasted turkey on the plate. All served with a salad of cold potato or pumpkin and grilled parsnips.

  • For dessert: the meal ends with an Australian speciality > "chocolate pudding" or pavlova. They also share gingerbreads men (gingerbread men) and/or crackers.

Our friends "Aussie" not of real tradition, compared to France....  Because a large part of the Australian population has English, Scottish or Irish origins, which "perpetuates" morals but creates a cultural mix. In addition, over the years the population mix has increased significantly, also changing the habits of Australians.

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