Summer in Australia with sprinkles of yuletide fun

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In Australia, the end of the school Term 4 in mid-December heralds the start of the summer holiday. Surfers and swimmers flock to beaches, while bushwalkers and hikers trudge trails and bush-lands in order to take advantage of the fine weather. Have a glimpse of summer in Australia with the following pictures of the country’s tropical Christmas customs:

Christmas in Australia


Christmas in Australia

The weeks leading to Christmas in December bubble with activities. School leavers hold their parties to bid good-bye and good luck to their fellow graduates. Everyone from the local neighbourhoods to the organisations decorate houses and establishments with lights, trees, and wreaths for the occasion. Some neighbourhoods and organisations also raise funds for charities by conducting a light display.

One mainstay is the Carols by Candlelight service, which is organised in towns and cities and participated by professional singers and artists, with Australians holding lit candles while singing Christmas songs. Because the country is in the Southern Hemisphere, the lyrics of the songs are changed to adapt to the summer and the culture.

Australian families come together on 25 December to celebrate Christmas. Seafood markets in the country swarm the day before with buyers who prepare fish, lobsters, and squids for Christmas lunch or dinner. Christmas Crackers also surprise children with trinkets.

 

Summer activities

A country kissed by the sun most of the year, Australia offers tons of outdoor activities to both locals and foreigners. The top Australian destinations—the Great Barrier Reef, the Sydney Opera House, and Surfer’s Paradise Beach—receive thousands of visitors from December to March. Those who travel to Australia on Australian visitor visas can experience more activities and sites: watch tennis and cricket tournaments, join culinary and arts festivals, and partake in running and cycling events. The Sydney Mardi Gras in March that raises awareness on gender equality offers a colourful cultural festival with plenty of outdoor entertainment following the Grand Parade of floats.


Visitor requirements

The season from December to March has a peak in migrant arrivals, but the country can accommodate people interested in its diverse attractions and culture. Visa processing firms like National Visas also gear up for the season to provide the best visa service to migrants. The company’s registered migration agents can help visa applicants identify the right visa for their situation. With National Visas, there is a sure way to enter Australia and enjoy its offerings any time of year.

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