The holidays in 2018 will be celebrated on November 11 in some ways like the return of Christmas, Easter, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, but they’ll all be celebrated with the traditional Christmas tree.
In 2018, the official national holiday will be ‘Happy New Year’, but a number of people are hoping it’ll be celebrated at the same time as the official state holiday.
One such person is the NSW Government’s Greg Clark, who says it would be a great idea to use the holiday as a “holiday card”.
“We could use it as a ‘holiday card’ or a ‘card of thanksgiving’,” he said.
“I think we should have a holiday card with the Christmas tree in the back.”
He added the NSW Holiday and State Centres could be set up in locations around the state and use the holidays to spread the holiday message.
“It could be in a church, or in a shop or whatever, we could use a church or a shop, or we could be doing it at the corner of a busy road,” Mr Clark said.
He said he had previously asked the State Government for permission to erect a Christmas tree at a public holiday, and had received no reply.
Mr Clark is one of several who have expressed their hope to hold a similar celebration on November 9 in 2020, when the holiday is officially known as New Year’s Eve.
“What we’re going to do is we’re really hoping for some people to be brave enough to make it a real celebration and be brave and be able to put up the Christmas Tree,” Mr Campbell said.
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