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SUMMER SANTA: Facts about CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Christmas in July
(Also known as Yulefest or Yuletide) is an event that is celebrated in Australia and other countries in the Southern hemisphere.
As July generally the coldest month of the year
In Australia, Christmas day (25 Dec) is the peak of summer & typically a day spent outdoors & many Australian's miss out on the Christmas atmosphere that is enjoyed in the Northern Hemisphere during winter
Origins of Christmas in July
How the Tradition Started
1977 a traditional was established in the Blue Mountains, when a group of Irish visitors, experienced a fall of snow and asked the management if they could arrange for them to have a traditional Northern hemisphere winter-style festive dinner
A winter attraction titled "A Yulefest Celebration" which runs for the months of June, July and August, the coldest months of the year.
This winter entertainment has spread to many parts of Australia as "Christmas in July" where a Christmas style function is held
History of Christmas in July
Christmas in July was first mentioned in Werther, an 1892 opera where a group of children rehearse a Christmas song in July, to which a character responds, "When you sing Christmas in July, you rush the season"
1942 The calvary baptist Church in Washington, D.C., Celebrated Christmas in July with carols and the sermon Christmas Present in July
They repeated it in 1943 with a Christmas tree covered with donations
The U.S. Post Office and U.S. Army and Navy officials, in conjunction with the American advertising and greeting card industries, threw a Christmas in July luncheon in New York in 1944 to promote a early Christmas mailing campaign for service men and women overseas during World War II
July 1933 a girl's summer’s camp in North Carolina called Camp keystone, celebrated with a Christmas tree, gifts, and a visit by Santa Clause
The term, if not the exact concept, was given national attention with the release of the Hollywood movie comedy Christmas in July in 1940, written Preston Sturges
Interesting Facts about Christmas in July
Colors Related to Christmas in July
Represents the magical flow of life, the blood that flows within all of us
Reminds us to honour the everlasting transformative element of nature
Facts About Christmas in July
High winds and ice during winter in McMurdo Station in Antarctica, once made it too dangerous for planes to land with supplies, so they parachuted deliveries instead
The sudden arrival in July of present from the sky reminded some people of a "Visit from Santa."