Christmas in New Zealand
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Christmas in New Zealand is very different from Christmas in the United States. It is summer when Christmas comes which means a very different way to celebrate!
I wish I could be in New Zealand for Christmas in real life, go to the beach, stay in some beautiful accommodations and see gorgeous scenery. But this year we are traveling Virtually to New Zealand for Christmas!
Virtual New Zealand for Christmas
Imagine Christmas coming during your summer break and spending it on the beach. That’s what a lot of New Zealanders do!
Despite the difference in the weather, Christmas in New Zealand is very much like it is in America and Europe. They still have Christmas trees, sparkly decorations, and Santa still comes.
What to make for New Zealand Christmas food
One of the most famous desserts in New Zealand is often served at Christmas. It is called the Pavlova, and was named after a famous ballerina named Anna Pavlova.
The dessert is a yummy marshmallowy meringue topped with whipped cream and lots of summer berries and fruits.
Here is the recipe for an easy and perfect pavlova.
Since it may be winter where you live you can top the Pavlova with winter fruits too! Oranges, pineapple and kiwi would be just as delicious.
New Zealand Christmas Craft
We are going to make some very easy kiwi birds that we can hang on the Christmas tree!
Watch this video for step by step instructions:
The all you need is to add some string to the back and hang on your tree!
What to read about New Zealand Christmas
Although this isn’t particularly about New Zealand at Christmas this a book beloved by my family that shows Santa as he travels all over the world.
- Inserro, Julia (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 33 Pages - 10/07/2019 (Publication Date) - Julia Inserro (Publisher)
This one has a great chapter on New Zealand at Christmas
What to listen to for New Zealand Christmas songs
Most New Zealanders listen to the same Christmas songs we do, but they do have a couple that are different.
I hope you add a few of these amazing traditions into your Christmas celebration this year!
If you are interested in other Christmas around the world posts check out this one about Sweden.
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