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The 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. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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