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Easter 2013 Celebrations in Australia

Easter 2013 Celebrations in Australia

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Easter 2013 Celebrations in Australia

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  1. Easter 2013 Celebrations in Australia • In Australia, Easter is celebrated in the autumn season • In Northern hemisphere countries Easter celebrated in springtime • Easter celebration in Australia encompasses of church prayers, Easter bilby and not to forget, the brightly colored Easter eggs.

  2. Easter 2013 Celebrations in Australia • Specialty of Easter in Australia lies in the hosting of a unique agricultural show in Sydney known as “the Royal Easter Show” • Where the nation's best produce is exhibited • It also consists of displays of farm animals • Other highlights include firework, hosting of parades, joy rides, delicious food and other fun activities for kids

  3. Easter 2013 Celebrations in Australia • Easter is a time for family gatherings • Men and women get together and have a gala time • In Australia, instead of the rabbit, Bilby is considered to be one of the major symbols associated with Easter festivity • Bunny rabbit being replaced by Bilby is that, the bunny rabbit destroyed the agricultural crop

  4. Easter 2013 Celebrations in Australia • In the reservoir of games, the hot favorite game is Egg Knocking • Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day marks the beginning of the Easter traditions in Australia. • Lot of sharing and selling of pancakes takes place on the Easter day by many Australian volunteer groups and communities

  5. Easter 2013 Celebrations in Australia • The preparation of 'Hot Cross Buns' with dried fruit raised with yeast or a simple mixture of flour and water is what follows the ritual • The 'Easter Bilby' takes away all the limelight in the celebrations • It is made on the lines of an endangered native Australian animal. • The Bilby is a small rodent with a long nose and has ears just like a rabbit

  6. Easter 2013 Celebrations in Australia • There are various Easter festivals that are celebrated in Australia • Include 'Perth International Arts Festival' film festivals, and 'Sydney Royal Easter Show’ • It is an annual show that features the diverse multi-cultural heritage of the nation to the liveliness of the city life • Adventure sports always lead amongst all the social events as they draw the maximum crowd and attention

  7. Easter 2013 Celebrations in Australia • Easter celebration commences on Good Friday which marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and is considered as a day of mourning • It ends on the Easter Monday, which marks the reincarnation of Jesus.

  8. Easter 2013 Celebrations in Australia • A lot more other cultural events take place in different cities of Australia like: • National Folk Festival in Canberra • The Australian Gospel Festival in Queensland • Blues and Roots Festival at Byron Bay in Northern New South Wales

  9. Easter 2013 Celebrations in Australia • Many families play Easter hunt amongst themselves • wherein the hunt is to take place inside homes or gardens and the kids are put to the task of hunting for eggs • The game ends with rewarding the kid who finds the maximum number of eggs

  10. Easter 2013 Celebrations in Australia • To share the Easter meal with relatives is one of the important tradition in Australia • This meal generally consists of roasted lamb, beef or chicken along with roasted vegetables like potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, etc.