Hi group!

I want to kick off a 'Christmas in Summer' theme here with a soon to be announced Live Community Chat that will be upcoming! Watch for news of this in our Wild Geese Newsletters, on our site here and even within this Irish Kitchen Group!

Many people these days celebrate 'Christmas in July' and it is becoming a more popular trend every year! Did you know that the origin of this theme is attributed to a group of Irish tourists who went for a vacation in Sydney's Blue Mountains in the summer months of July in 1980, and that finding snow  there they convinced the owner of a local hotel there in the Blue Mountains in New South Wales to hold a party called "Yulefest". The idea went over so well that from then on, a Christmas Party was held each year in July!

There are so many unique ideas that can added to this theme to incorporate the winter holiday into a summertime party including recipes, activities, decorations, the list goes on! We'd like you to add your idea's and contribute any special experiences you may have had including photos if you have them. Let us know if you celebrate Christmas in July or any other time in the summer and any unique recipes or items you've come up with!

To kick off this Christmas in July theme, I am including a couple of links to some interesting sites!

- Tis The Season

- Real Parties: Christmas in July!

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