celebrated on 1 January each year.
Many people have a party with their
friends to celebrate the new year.
The party begins on New Year's Eve.
At midnight everyone sings a traditional
song 'Auld Lang Syne' and wishes
everyone a happy New Year. There
are fireworks all over the country.
on January 26. It celebrates the
day the first people came to Australia
from Britain in 1788. Before this
only Aboringines lived in Australia.
are both part of a
religious celebration that is held
in March or April each year. They
celebrate the day that Jesus was
put on the cross and died and the
day that he came back to life. At
Easter people give each other chocolate
is on 25 April. It is a day to remember
the soldiers who fought in World
Wars 1 & 2.
held on different days in different
parts of Australia. Most states
celebrate it in June. Some states
celebrate it in October. We don't
know when her birthday is, but we
are happy to have a holiday. Queen
Elizabeth is the Queen of England
and also the Queen of Australia.
a religous holiday. It is on December
25 and celebrates the birth of Jesus.
No-one is really sure when he was
born, but this day has been celebrated
traditionally. Christmas is a time
for families and giving gifts. Children
get lots of gifts at this time of
is on December 26. No-one knows
why this is a holiday. There are
several different stories about
how it started and what it is. It
has become part of our Christmas