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  • St Patrick's Day

    17 March, 2021

    Sydney turns green from the 17th - of March 2021 for Sydney St Patrick's Day FestivitiesIn Australia, St Patrick's Day celebrations have taken place on 17 March since 1810, when the then Governor, Lachlan Macquarie, declared the date an official day of celebration for the Irish and those of Irish heritage. 

    What do people do?

    Many Australians come together on St Patrick’s Day to celebrate Irish culture and remember St Patrick’s life and achievements. Some businesses and organizations hold St Patrick’s Day breakfasts and lunches where lucky door prizes are given and Irish food and drinks are served. Many pubs, particularly Irish pubs, hold St Patrick’s Day parties in the evenings, where local bands play Irish music and green drinks are served.

    St Patrick Day parades are held in cities such as Sydney and Brisbane. These parades feature people clad in traditional Irish costumes or dressed in green, as well and floats displaying the Irish flag. Some people dress as leprechauns while others wear green wigs. Many Irish associations and historical societies hold events that give people the chance to learn about the history of Irish immigration and settlement in Australia.

    Public life

    St Patrick’s Day is not a public holiday in Australia but it is a popular event so many restaurants and pubs, particularly those with an Irish theme, are busy on the day. Parking and traffic may be temporarily affected by St Patrick’s Day parades, particularly along the main streets in some cities and towns.

    Background

    Many Australians remember the Irish settlement and culture on St Patrick’s Day. The Irish were among the first Europeans to settle in Australia. They comprised a portion of the convict settlement population in the late 1700s. More than 300,000 other Irish settlers (not convicts) migrated to Australia between 1840 and 1914. Many Irish immigrants came to Australia to escape famine in their homeland. About 30 percent of Australians are believed to have some Irish ancestry today.

    One way of preserving Irish traditions and customs in Australia is celebrating St Patrick’s Day each year. St Patrick is one of Ireland’s patron saints. He died on March 17 in or around the year 493. He worked as a missionary in Ireland and it is believed that he banished “snakes” from the country although the term may have referred to druids or pagan worshippers.

    Symbols

    Many people wear the color green on St Patrick’s Day. They may also wear a symbol of Ireland, such as a brooch in the shape of a four-leaf clover or a harp. Images of leprechauns or a pot of gold are seen in promotional material for St Patrick’s Day. The Irish flag and balloons in flag’s colors (green, white and orange) are also visible during events, activities and in promotions on the day.

    For More information on the latest news on the parade and the events log on to: http://www.stpatricksday.org.au/

    Suggested Promotional Products: Bang Bang sticks, banner flags, Gold Coins, Green Shirts and Green Caps.

  • Blue Mountains Yulefest

    1 July, 2021

     

    Blue Mountains Yulefest

    When Winter comes to the Blue Mountains theres a special magic and magnetism found nowhere else in Australia.
    It's the season for escape, pleasure, relaxation and a little over-indulgence. It's three wonderful months when all the famous attractions of the Blue Mountains are enhanced by cosy nights around roaring log fires, a few glasses of well-deserved wine or port, plus succulent Christmas-style roasts.
    Winter in the Blue Mountains spells Yulefest when many of the city's guesthouses, hotels, motels, resorts and restaurants provide all the treats and trappings of a traditional Christmas.
    The beautiful Blue Mountains are the Home of Yulefest which is why thousands of Winter visitors - each with a penchant for turkey, ham, chicken, stuffing, cranberry sauce, Chrsitmas pudding and large helpings of fun - return each year to imbibe and indulge.


    An Idea Becomes A Tradition
    The idea was born three decades ago at Katoomba's glorious Mountains Heritage hotel. Proprietor Gary Crockett was chatting to a group of Irish guests one cold July day. One of them remarked on the irony, for them, of winter weather in July and, as the snow fell outside, asked if it might be possible for the hotel to arrange Christmas-style food and festivities that evening.

    Gary obliged, and Yulefest was born. That night Mountain Heritage served its guests turkey and traditional trimmings, Christmas crackers and mince pies by the fire. The following year Mountain Heritage announced "Christmas In July" festivities as a permanent winter event. Word spread quickly and by the following season, many Mountains guesthouses, B&Bs and resorts had seen the idea's value for visitors and the region, and organised similar revels for their guests. Within a couple of years Yulefest had become an established winter holiday escape for Blue Mountains visitors. Today in its 30th year, Yulefest opens with another tradition - The Winter Ball, held annually under the auspices of Blue Mountains Tourism Ltd at a selected Mountains resort venue such as Mountain Heritage, York Fairmont or the Carrington. And in guesthouses and B&Bs across the region, Christmas fare has become the season's gift to winter holidaymakers with carols, fine food, mulled wine by the fire and quiet reflection.

    If you have never experienced a Blue Mountains Yulefest then its high time you treated yourself, your family or friends to a hefty dose of hedonism, just 90 minutes from Sydney.

    Most accommodation outlets offer Yulefest celebrations but it's now so popular that early bookings have become essential. For details on packages, call 1300 653 408 or http://www.yulefest.com/index.htm

  • Dry July

    1 July, 2021

    About Dry July:

    When you’re diagnosed with cancer, it’s hard to find the time or energy to think about anything other than treating the cancer. By giving up alcohol for the month of July and raising funds, Dry July participants help us to ease the burden, reduce stress and add a bit of comfort for those affected by cancer.

    Taking part in Dry July gives you the chance to also focus on yourself - notice your own drinking habits and the value of a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

    The Mission:

    To raise funds to improve the wellbeing of people affected by cancer.

    The Vision:

    To ease the burden of cancer for every Australian.

    Website: https://www.dryjuly.com/about

     

    Please contact the team at JEM Promotional Products on (02)82051334 or enquiries@jempp.com.au for more information on any of our merchandise items suitable for this event.

    Product suggestions: Water Drink Bottles, Bottled water

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