In which Season do the people of Australia Celebrate Christmas and Why?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 14th, 2023

The people of Australia celebrate Christmas in the summer season due to the inclination of the Earth’s axis. Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere and experiences the summer season in the month of December. December is the winter season in the Northern Hemisphere. The Southern Hemisphere refers to the part of the Earth that lies south of the equator.

Celebration of Christmas in Australia

Christmas in Australia is celebrated in the month of December. Unlike countries located in the Northern Hemisphere, Australia, which is located in the Southern Hemisphere, experiences the summer season during December.

  • In the countries of the Northern Hemisphere, the winter season occurs in the month of December. This phenomenon is actually caused by the tilt of the Earth’s axis.
  • The Southern Hemisphere is on the south side of the equator, which creates the summer season for countries located in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • The Northern Hemisphere, on the other hand, is part of the Earth that lies north of the equator.

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