Tag: festive season

Taking it to the streets II

“It doesn’t feel very Christmassy.” It’s hard when it’s a 30 degree blue sky summer day to embrace the symbolism of Northern Hemisphere festivity. Just then we heard strains of music from outside. “That’s not a recording.” Indeed it was not. It was the Salvation Army (or ‘Salvos’ in Aussie lingo) playing Christmas carols on

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Christmas pageant

Without the wintry markers of Halloween, Bonfire Night and the onset of cold weather, it’s hard to remember that Christmas is coming. Fortunately, that’s when the local custom of the Christmas Pageant comes in. Glenelg’s Jetty Road is lined with up to 30,000 people. Kids armed with multi-coloured chalk are encouraged to express their own form of ‘street

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