Unique Holiday Facts

 

Australia's First Christmas

Reverend Johnson celebrated Christmas for the first time on December 25, 1788.

Carols by Candlelight

This began on Christmas Eve in Melbourne, 1937, and is now held annually in the days prior to Christmas in cities and towns across the country.

 

Sources:

http://www.the-north-pole.com/around/australia.html

http://www.christmas.com/worldview/au

http://www.angelfire.com/hi3/austblonde/xmas.html

 

Copyright 2003 Mary E. Bishop