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Christmas in Australia

Dec 22, 2022 3:30:00 PM / by Kenny Tam

Kenny heads out for a festive visit to the Grounds of Alexandria in Sydney! Check out what it's like to celebrate the holidays abroad and what the differences are in Australia and the US.

With the holidays quickly approaching, I thought it would be fun to discover some local practices and traditions and compare them to home. Holidays in Australia, with it being in the Southern Hemisphere, feel completely different compared to holidays in the States, as it is now approaching its summer. This week I was able to go to an aesthetic cafe called the Grounds of Alexandria, which was decorated with Christmas ornaments and lights, and have dinner with friends. Along with the dinner, I interviewed a local friend here to ask what it was like to celebrate the holidays in Sydney. It was fascinating to hear about the similarities and differences when studying abroad.

@capastudyabroad Getting a taste of the holiday season in Australia! Check out Kenny's Christmas abroad in Sydney. 🎄#capastudyabroad #collegelife #studyabroadlife #travel #abroad #australia #sydneyaustralia ♬ original sound - capastudyabroad

 

Christmas trees at Grounds of Alexandria

Christmas trees at the Grounds of Alexandria.
Christmas "nice or naughty or I tried" sign

Kenny tried!

Thanks, Kenny!

Kenny Tam


Kenny Tam is an official CAPA Sydney TikTok vlogger for fall 2022, sharing 
his story in frequent videos on CAPA World. A Civil and Environmental Engineering major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, he is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

Kenny's journey continues all semester so stay tuned.

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Topics: Sydney, Australia, Local Culture