|Different Australian Animals hanging out with Santa.|
Today is Christmas Eve and for many of us in America we are enjoying the day off. It's a national holiday and most people get the day off from work. It's a time to get together, attend a Christmas service at church and enjoy a meal together. In Australia, Christmas Eve is not a national holiday so it's not quite a big a deal. If you have to travel to be with family you may have spent the evening traveling after being at work that morning. Often there are events like "Carols by Candlelight" that are held outdoors in local parks on Christmas Eve or a few days before but a lot of time it was way too hot for my family to attend. So why the big difference? Australians get two days off for Christmas, but it is normally Christmas Day and the day after Christmas which is known as Boxing day. In America most people get Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off and go back to work on the 26th.
Well that is about it for my Christmas Eve posting. I will post more about the differences between Christmas Day tomorrow and that should be an interesting read so make sure to stop by and check it out. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! Hopefully Santa is good to you all!