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why do they say christmas in july

In the, seasons are in reverse to the, with
falling in, and, and with falling in, and. Therefore, in some southern hemisphere countries, such as, and, Christmas in July or Midwinter Christmas events are undertaken in order to have Christmas with a winter feel in common with the northern hemisphere. These countries still celebrate Christmas on December 25, in their summer, like the northern hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, a Christmas in July celebration is deliberately ; the July climate is typically hot and either sunny or rainy, as opposed to the cold and traditionally associated with Christmas celebrations in the higher latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere.

Some people throw parties during July that mimic Christmas celebrations, bringing the atmosphere of Christmas but with warmer temperatures. Parties may include, and other cold foods, and gifts. often host parties open to the public. The Hallmark Channel runs blocks of their original Christmas television films in July to coincide with the release of the Keepsake Ornaments in stores, thus literally making the event a (an accusation that Hallmark Cards officially denies). There is also Christmas in June. In some western countries, July has a limited number of marketing opportunities. In the United States and Canada, for example, there are no national holidays between the first week of July ( on July 1 in Canada and on July 4 in the United States) and Labor/Labour Day (the first Monday in September for both the and ), leaving a stretch of about two months with no holidays (some Canadian provinces hold a in August, but this is not a national holiday; the U. S. struck its lone August holiday, from the calendar in 1975, as the anniversary of the signing of the actual treaty of surrender, aboard the is officially observed under that name).

The late July period provides relatively few opportunities for, since it is typically after the peak of summer product sales in June and early July, but before the " " shopping period begins in August.

Therefore, to justify sales promotions, shops (such as in Canada) will sometimes announce a "Christmas in July" sale. In parts of Denmark people may have small Christmas celebrations and put up decorations for what is known as 'Jul i Juli' (translated as 'Christmas in July'). It is a simple play on words that has come to be celebrated by some, although it is not an official holiday. Christmas in August (Yellowstone, USA) In the 1950s, the Christmas in July celebration became a celebration at, to accommodate annual performance of 's. Australia has British and European heritage, so there's a strong attachment to the tradition of celebrating Christmas in cold weather.

That's why there's 'Christmas in July', which is also known as Yulefest or Yuletide in Australia. July is generally the coldest month of winter, so celebrations emulate the atmosphere of the northern hemisphere winter. So that means hearty food like roasts, and warm drinks in front of fireplaces and bonfires. Christmas in July does not replace the real Christmas in December, and is enjoyed as an extra celebration. В It's not an official holiday and it's not celebrated by everyone, but its popularity is growing. Read: В Ruth Macklin's

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