Christmas Calendar Day 2 – New Zealand


New Zealand Christmas tree

do they name the Christmas tree in
New Zealand?


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New Zealand Christmas tree is known as Pohutukawa.

The Pohutukawa flowers are an incredible crimson purple and blooms round Christmas time.
A self adorning Christmas tree!

Folks don’t lower the tree down and convey it inside the house, like we deliver a fir tree inside.

New Zealand is 13 hours forward of the UK.
Once we begin college at 9am in Britain, it’s 10pm in New Zealand.
When college day ends within the UK, it’s the subsequent day in New Zealand.


New Zealand is on the southern hemisphere (south of the equator).

It’s summer season in New Zealand.

“We consider that if the Pohutukawa flowers early they can have an extended sizzling summer time. It did not flower early this 12 months (2009) 🙁 “
Jacqui Sharp, Auckland

New Zealanders don’t have snow and ice at Christmas, as a substitute they have a good time Christmas within the heat summer time solar.

A beach in New Zealand

It’s Summer season in New Zealand, so for New Zealanders, Christmas
is a time of holidays, picnics, barbecues and seashores.

Are you able to think about celebrating Christmas on a sizzling sunny day?
How would you have a good time Christmas if it was a sizzling/chilly day?


In New Zealand Faculties break up (on trip) in December for two months. Which means kids have virtually two complete months to get pleasure from their Christmas current! Within the UK, we’ve two weeks off college over the Christmas and New 12 months interval.

In addition to colleges closed for the Christmas summer time break, adults are on trip too. As quickly as Christmas is over, households head out for his or her summer time holidays.

As it’s normally sizzling on Christmas Day, many New Zealanders eat their Christmas dinner exterior. They’ve a picnic or a barbecue. Some folks observe the British custom of getting a sizzling turkey dinner, while others have a chilly dinner.

Among the Islanders round New Zealand, eat uncooked fish in coconut for his or her Christmas dinner.

The conventional Christmas dessert eaten on Christmas day is a fluffy Pavlova (meringue confection fabricated from whipped egg whites and sugar).

(We have now
Pavlovas within the UK, however it isn’t a conventional British christmas meals.)

Do you know?
Pavlovas had been created by a “Kiwi” (New Zealander)
who labored as a chef in Australia. Each nations due to this fact have a declare to the ‘invention’ of the pavlova.

In Maori Households, it’s conventional to have a Hangi: a feast of conventional Maori meals cooked in an earth oven (a hangi).

First they dig a gap within the floor and warmth it by placing sizzling stones inside. They then put varied kinds of meats and greens, similar to kumara or candy potato, wrapped in leaves on high of the stones. The opening to the oven is roofed and the meals is left to cook dinner. The hangi feast is served late afternoon or within the night.

Message from a instructor in New Zealand
“Christmas is initially of our 7 week summer time vacation.

We have now Christmas within the Park the place folks carry out on a stage and everybody has an enormous picnic whereas they watch.

Lots of people have a barbecue, go to the seaside or go tenting over Christmas, and you need to keep up late (after 10.00 to attend for it to get darkish sufficient to see your Christmas lights!) However the skies are clear and darkish so the celebs make a incredible show.

Our church generally has a service down by the river earlier than Christmas and it is so sizzling you’re sitting placing solar cream on!

The Christmas finest outfit is shorts and a t-shirt.


many small cities and villages, Santa
visits all the youngsters on Christmas morning driving on a hearth engine.
They hear him coming as a result of the siren warns them to return out of their
houses and stand by the highway so he can toss sweets (sweet) to them.

The day after Christmas Day is known as Boxing Day identical to it’s in England.

Click on right here for details about New Zealand

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