It is not a secret that every nation and every country has its own customs and traditions. In Australia people attach great importance to traditions and customs. In Australia people proud of their traditions and carefully keep them up. Most workers in Australia have around 12 national and state public holidays, in addition to their annual holidays. For example, New Year's Day, Christmas and Easter, Boxing Day, Australia Day. There are also a number of other non-national holidays which are celebrated only in specific states and territories (or celebrated in all states, but at different times of the year). Easter and Christmas are observed by most of the population. Christmas usually is celebrated as it is in Britain, with roast turkey, ham, and roast vegetables followed by a fruit pudding. However, there is an increasing tendency for Christmas to involve a light seafood meal, and barbecues are becoming popular as well. people celebrate "Christmas in July," using the coldest month of the year to enjoy the hot dinner of a traditional Christmas.