Celebrating Christmas when you live in the southern hemisphere can at times get a bit annoying. There aren’t any songs about how hot the weather is, it’s all about snowing and how you’re hoping for a “white Christmas”.
And you can forget about ugly Christmas sweaters, you wouldn’t catch us in them unless we were in front of the air conditioner.
Being Wiccan/Witch, we celebrate Yule, also known as the winter solstice, in June because that is when our winter occurs. So technically, while everyone else (northern hemisphere) is celebrating the traditional Yule, we are celebrating Litha, also known as the summer solstice.
It is possible to celebrate along with the northern hemisphere, but personally I find it difficult and strange to celebrate winter when it’s summer.
Saying all that, we do celebrate the traditional things. Putting up the Christmas tree, exchanging presents, eating so much food you’ve put on at least 5 kilos. But the important thing of all, is spending time with my family.
Christmas Eve we are at my aunties place, a tradition since I was little. One of the uncles (now a cousin) dresses up as Santa and hands out presents to everyone.
Then Christmas day is lunch at my Nonna and Nonno’s house. This is when we eat so much food, laugh until we can’t breathe and once it’s all done, we are in a deep food coma. Blissful.
I hope your Christmas will be as good as mine.