Australian and New Zealand autumn festivals

The coming of March marks the shift to autumn in Australia and New Zealand and while that means summer fun is over, the festivities will continue. Autumn is an excellent period of events, music concerts and festivity. Here are some of the key events over the next three months to look out for.

Feel free to add your event to the list in the comment section below.

March

Pic: womadelaide.com.au

Pic: womadelaide.com.au

> WOMADelaide, Adelaide, Australia (7-10)
The World of Music, Arts and Dance has been going over thirty years and still is one of Australia’s best loved outdoor festivals. For four days there are performances and workshops on various stages by musicians, DJs and dancers, plus plenty of good food, environmental discussion and good vibes.
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Ripping April events downunder

Pic: Melbourne Comedy Festival.

Pic: Melbourne RipComedy Festival.

Ripping April events in Australia and New Zealand to schedule into your plans.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Starting late March and running most of April this month long event features the best of local and international comedy acts at venues around the city.

Arrowtown Autumn Festival – Quaint Arrowtown comes to life every Autumn with entertainment, vintage cars, food and more in picturesque settings.

Akaroa Harvest Festival, New Zealand
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What is Anzac Day all about?

Anzac day ceremonies 2001 in Turkey. Pic: Joanne Lane, http://www.visitedplanet.com

Some of you may have seen the parades in Australia and New Zealand on Monday and wondered what all the fuss is about.

Well we probably should have posted this blog last week, but here’s some help anyway for you next year!

Downunder Anzac Day is possibly more important than our national days.  The origins of it date back to WWI when ANZACS (Australia New Zealand Army Corps) fought at Gallipoli in Turkey in 1915.
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