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  • The origin of Easter: From paganism to christianity, and 19th century commercialisation

    The origin of Easter: From paganism to christianity, and 19th century commercialisation

    March 6, 2018

    Have you ever wondered why we celebrate Easter? Most people recognise it as a Christian holiday marking the resurrection of Christ, but this tradition has roots that were planted long before the emergence ...Read more

  • Cupid’s Arrow: The angel behind the holiday

    Cupid’s Arrow: The angel behind the holiday

    February 6, 2018

    It might be widely recognised as the most romantic day of the year, but Valentine’s Day wasn’t always the gift-giving celebration of love that we all know and love. In fact, if any of the legends behin...Read more

  • Australia Day: Celebrating a nation

    Australia Day: Celebrating a nation

    January 2, 2018

    Despite its relatively short history as a federated nation, Australia has been a known and occupied country for thousands of years. In fact, to tell the story of Australia Day, we must first trace our root...Read more

  • New Year’s Celebrations from across history

    New Year’s Celebrations from across history

    December 6, 2017

    Different civilisations from across the globe have been celebrating the New Year for at least four millennia. Today, for the most part, the New Year is celebrated on New Year’s Eve, which marks the end ...Read more

  • The true tale of Christmas

    The true tale of Christmas

    November 2, 2017

    In Australia, Christmas is associated with the blazing heat of summer, the smell of meat cooking on the barbecue and backyard cricket – among other things. However, the festive season looks very differe...Read more

  • The history behind the race that stops the nation

    The history behind the race that stops the nation

    October 6, 2017

    Come 3.00 pm AEST on the first Tuesday in November, the whole nation will come together to watch one of the world’s most famous horse races – The Melbourne Cup! Renowned for the racing, the fashion, t...Read more

  • Gearing up for the AFL Grand Final

    Gearing up for the AFL Grand Final

    September 14, 2017

    Come Saturday, September 30, footy fans from across Australia will flock to the MCG in Victoria, or pile into their local sports bars and pubs to watch the ultimate decider in the AFL calendar – the 2017...Read more

  • How to celebrate Oktoberfest 2017

    How to celebrate Oktoberfest 2017

    August 11, 2017

    Every year in September and October, tourists from all over the world flood into Munich in Germany to enjoy their annual Oktoberfest celebrations. Cities across the world, even as far away from Germany as ...Read more

  • NAIDOC 2017 – ‘Our Languages Matter’

    NAIDOC 2017 – ‘Our Languages Matter’

    June 28, 2017

    In the first week of July each year, Australia celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and communities, while acknowledging the valuable contributions they have made to our count...Read more

  • A Royal celebration for the Commonwealth

    A Royal celebration for the Commonwealth

    April 27, 2017

    In 2016, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her milestone 90th birthday, and now Australia is gearing up to celebrate her 91st birthday in true royal style. Born on April 21, 1926, Queen Elizabeth II spends ...Read more

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