How New Year is celebrated in Australia: interesting traditions
When many cities of Russia are covered with snow, unbearable heat in the southern hemisphere. And the New Year's holiday comes to Australia in the summer, but the Australians celebrate it earlier than many people on the planet.
How to celebrate New Year in Australia? This holiday is celebrated noisy and fun. Unlike the Russians, the inhabitants of this country consider the New Year to be a rave, not a home holiday. Australians are very sociable and cheerful. They have a wonderful sense of humor. Often, the people of Australia give each other quite prickly nicknames and poke fun. But they do not at all like the jokes expressed in relation to one of them, a foreigner. Australian residents love noisy companies in a variety of pubs, funny songs and a huge amount of champagne, beer and whiskey. But even in the pubs, they do not linger for a long time, going into the institution only to drink a glass of alcohol.After that, they rush to continue the fun in the open.
Since all the festivities are held on the street, and not inside buildings, in Sydney Harbor at Sydney Harbor at midnight, residents of the city delight one of the most ambitious fireworks in the world. Every year more than a million celebrants gather to see this fantastic spectacle. The themes of the stunning light shows are original and varied each time. Those who purchased tickets to the Sydney Tower observation platform enjoy the spectacle from a height of 250 meters. Also at the disposal of locals and tourists sea steamers plying on the Sydney harbor. On the deck of these steamers, people are dancing and admiring fireworks.
In other cities of Australia
In Melbourne, hundreds of thousands of citizens and guests of the city are going to take part in thematic dance parties, which are held completely free of charge. Live music concerts are held in Brisbane. In Victoria and Tasmania at this time begins the legendary music festival. There are young people from all over the country.
At midnight, music is traditionally interrupted by the sound of bells, whistles and the buzz of cars.People traditionally begin to loudly congratulate each other. And on January 1 in Australia is considered a holiday. Many people in the country consider this an official day for beach parties and picnics. How is New Year in Australia celebrated? Briefly, but very bright.
In the Caroline Islands, every year people living there change their names. This is what happens: all family members, when they wake up on the morning of January 1, whisper their new names to each other, covering their mouths with their hands. At this time, one of the relatives knocking loudly on the drum. He does this so that evil spirits hear nothing.
The inhabitants of Micronesia are engaged in the New Year's holiday making money. To do this, they are sent to the forest, where they collect red feathers, gluing them together in the form of a huge circle, whose weight can reach 10 kilograms. These circles are local money. For them you can buy groceries and even a bride.
Australian Father Frost
Celebration of the New Year in Australia, when the hottest time of the year comes, goes without snow. And Santa Claus from the traditional costume is only a beard, a bag of gifts, swimming trunks and a hat with a pompon. His appearance always happens unexpectedly: he sails ashore on the surf.
New year in Australia is celebrated by both locals and tourists.The most popular meeting place for the New Year is Victoria Park, located in the center of the capital. It is surprising that the Australians, unlike tourists, do not attach much importance to the onset of the New Year. And after midnight immediately diverge. And the next day, from early morning, they live a normal life.
How to celebrate New Year in Australia? Their traditions are similar to European ones. Artificial and lively Christmas trees are brought from Europe. They are decorated with various charming toys, garlands and streamers. Some Australians grow home myrtle tree metrosideros, which they call the New Year tree. It symbolizes prosperity and good luck. On the eve of the New Year's holiday, it is presented to each other in a pot or in the form of a figurine. At this time of the year metrosideros blooms He is covered with beautiful flowers, under which they put surprises in special New Year's socks. Of course, Santa Claus also comes to the children of Australia, bringing them gifts and sweets.
On the eve of how to celebrate New Year in Australia, the streets of cities are decorated with garlands. In urban areas and in large shopping centers set up artificial Christmas trees.And even in the heat of the street, merry men in Santa hats walk down the street.
Australian residents like to decorate their homes with artificial fir trees. And those who prefer living trees, install spruce, which for better stability varnish.
At the festive table
It is possible to answer briefly how the New Year is celebrated in Australia: very seldom anyone in this country celebrates it, sitting at a family dinner. Australians, who prefer to stay at home, organize noisy parties, inviting relatives, neighbors and friends. Tables are full of steaks and various pies. Mistresses bake cakes with surprises. They put coins, predictions, or nuts inside. That lucky one who gets a piece with a surprise, will definitely get lucky next year. Pie-float is a traditional Australian dish. This is a closed meat pie that is served on a plate of pea soup. From alcoholic beverages in the New Year's Eve Australians prefer champagne.
Mostly in Australia live former Europeans, once resettled there and brought European customs and traditions. Australia is celebrating the New Year as everywhere else: with laughter, joy and hope for happiness in the coming year. And the people of the entire planet always believe that as you celebrate the New Year, you will spend it.