Monday 4 December 2023

Christmas Facts

 


Christmas is approaching so for the next few weeks I will be doing some Christmas post, starting with some facts about Christmas in Australia, yes I may have done something like this in the past but I am doing it again because it's my blog and I can........

Australians typically tuck into around 22,000 tonnes of prawns** during the festive period, the equivalent of 10 Olympic sized swimming pools full of prawns

Australians are expected to spend more than $30 billion this Christmas, with people spending just shy of $1500 each on average. Last year, the average Australian spent $1361 around the holidays, whereas this year, it is expected each Aussie will fork out $1479.

Australians often celebrate Christmas Day by enjoying a Christmas lunch or dinner with their closest family and friends. The meal usually consists of a selection of hot and cold dishes, including fresh seafood.

Australian children set out cookies for Santa, but instead of milk, they leave him an ice-cold glass of beer. After all, December is summer in the land Down Under. The children leave carrots for Santa's reindeer to munch on, too.

In Australia, it's unclear how many Christmas trees are cut each year, but data from an international study in 2016 showed that only 9 per cent of Aussies had a real Christmas tree compared to 59 per cent who owned artificial trees. The remaining 32 per cent opted to have no tree at all.

8 comments:

  1. I would hate to be one of the last spots Santa hits after all that beer...

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  2. I can't imagine Christmas being hot--but we even have that a bit here in the southern states. Beer for Santa is a new one for me. And your Santa is probably wearing shorts--lol! :)

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  3. I can't believe how much money Aussies spend on Christmas on average. Sounds like your inflation isn't as rampant as ours is here in the States, Jo-Anne. I loved these facts, too.
    Blessings!

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    1. Oh no the inflation is horrible here so many price hikes here and a lot of out of stock items, so frustrating

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  4. Wow I couldn't afford to do Christmas in Australia. Funny about the beer for Santa although it does explain that "beer" belly he has going on. And to think we all thought it was the cookies!

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    1. Many of us cannot afford Christmas here in Aus but somehow we find the money

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