12 May

Christmas in July

Why do we celebrate Christmas in July?

You’re about to find out!

In the Southern Hemisphere, seasons are in reverse to the Northern Hemisphere, with summer falling in December, January & February and with winter falling in June, July, August. Therefore, in some southern hemisphere countries, such as Australia, New Zealand, Bolivia, Chile, Angola, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea & South Africa, Christmas in July events are undertaken in order to have Christmas with a winter feel in common with the northern hemisphere. These countries still celebrate Christmas on December 25, in their summer, like the rest of the world.

Celebrate Christmas in July and indulge in roasts and puddings instead. A change from the seafood and salads we have around our Christmas time! Mix it up a bit and try a frangelico steamed pudding, an orange and marmalade roast turkey with cranberry stuffing or a honey and mustard glazed ham. Indulge in a little egg nog while you sit by the fire and experience a Christmas like the others!