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National traditions of Australia. Habits, mentality and the way of living

Hobart Customs House The modern Australian nation which almost entirely comprises of descendants of European immigrants is truly unique. Having absorbed the features of different peoples, she gave her representatives a special worldview: today’s inhabitants of Australia have nothing in common with their ancestors from Europe, who settled in the continent during the colonial era. They seemed to take from them all the best characteristics, and eventually developed a kind of mentality that made it possible to build a comfortable environment for living in isolation from the rest of the world. Having traveled a long way to finding their own nation, gave the Australians the right to be proud of their country and culture. It is patriotism that distinguishes the inhabitants of Australia among others, as well as other personality traits of a typical Australian.
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So, in Australia everyone is an individualist. The value of personal space is manifested in many aspects of life: from gastronomic predilections to the organization of leisure and more serious issues. Australians are rarely affected by the opinions of others in relation to their appearance, their manner of conduct, and their views on life. They on the other hand will never learn the lives of others. Being strongly pronounced individualists, they are extremely friendly, open, and easy to get along with. The people of Australia are known for their benevolent and liberal attitude towards foreigners, which allows tourists to feel liberated in the country.
The desire not to cause others any inconvenience, grows out of Australia’s anxious attitude towards convenience, especially in the domestic sphere. Choosing between beauty and comfort, they will most likely prefer the latter. On the streets of Australian cities, you can often meet people in strict suits and with sneakers on their feet: comfort when driving for them is much more important than the compatibility of styles. The same attitude is displayed in yet another of their well-known feature, their amazing sense of humor. Australians like to joke and they do so with pleasure. A typical Australian will never miss the opportunity to joke in a conversation about a neutral topic. He will also not hesitate to crack a good-natured joke on himself or a converser. However, they do not seek to ridicule people for the sake of it. In the Australian culture, witticisms and jokes are one of the attributes of informal communication. Copyright
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Residents of Australia tend to be critical of authorities: they freely criticize the government and its actions, and do not prostrate themselves before authorities solely because of their higher status. Australian society is alien to the division into classes with regards to wealth and social status. Everyone is treated with an attitude that he/she deserves, irrespective of whether he be a wealthy citizen or a worker in the service sector. Australians unlike others can adequately assess themselves. Not considering themselves worse off or better than anyone, they are known to treat others with kindness and respect. Upstarts in Australia will always be put in their place as such kinds of persons are not welcomed here.
War Memorial The Australian nation is one of the most mobile. Living in the same place for a long time casts boredom on a person. This causes them to travel a lot around the country and the world. An Australian does not brood for too long when deciding whether to move to another city or state in search of better living conditions. Australians are constant in one thing, their careful attitude towards nature, which they also transmit to subsequent generation. The people of Australia are proud of the fact that most of the continent’s natural resources are today almost untouched. Ecological care is widely supported by Australian law. So, Australia is today one of the first countries where the law on the protection of animals was passed.
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The friendliness, openness, and democracy of Australians are especially well manifested in the sphere of personal relationships. The best entertainment for them is a meeting with friends at a pub or a home party, and the best way to relax after a day’s work is to spend an evening in the company of friends and family. The doors of Australian houses are always open for guests, to whom courteous owners provide all the best. However, in spite of this, extended families are not common in the Australian society. Australians prefer to settle separately from family members, and therefore quite early gain independence and leave the family home. Much of this is facilitated by material support from the state and full employment.
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Unique traditions in cities of Australia

In the lifestyle of residents a strong influence of English culture is felt. They tend to exercise self-restraint, some of locals may seem a little stiff, but these feelings are just specifics of the original perception. A typical feature of the national character is a habit to spend much time outdoors. One of the good traditions of local people is barbecue, which is attended by people of all ages. Many even called barbecue ‘the national sport,’ so common and beloved this event is. … Read more
Actually the city residents are rather responsible and dutiful and their simplicity and ease in attitude towards sufficient matters solution is one of the remarkable ethnic traits of the local folks. The same impressive and remarkable trait of the character of local people is their individualism. Notably this character trait finds its reflection in any sphere of life. No matter it is gastronomy preferences or personal look and style, personal attitude towards certain problem or life ambitions … Read more
The local people are also distinguished by tender and very careful attitude to their city. Without a doubt, they consider it the best place on earth, and no traveler is able to persuade them in the opposite. Feel free to talk on absolutely any subject with the locals. Heated debates about politics, sports and religious customs are quite common here opposite to many countries, where such themes as religion and culture are considered a taboo. The only thing that is recommended to be avoided … Read more
Travellers never cease to be amazed at the easiness of navigating in the city. All streets in Adelaide form a network of rectangles - getting lost in the city is simply impossible. Adelaide is often called "the city of festivals” because of a large number of holidays celebrated in it. Thus, March is the time for the world-famous Arts Festival, on which young artists show their talents to public. Womadelaide is a large music festival that attracts a huge number of music lovers from all over … Read more
For instance, when describing the benefits of a product, you should definitely mention its weak sides. Frankness and honesty are valued above all by indigenous people. Ordinary travelers will also notice this trait when they visit local markets and shops. A seller will never impose a low-quality product to customers and will surely answer all questions honestly. Locals are also distinguished by casual style of clothing. Colorful shirts and t-shirts, light dresses and hats of various colors … Read more
Salamanca Center is one of the most attractive places of the region, because you can find very interesting art galleries and studios, in addition to various craft workshops there. The center often holds various cultural events. We can say that every local has a certain talent and successfully implements it in practice. In Tasmania lives a huge amount of skilled craftsmen, many of whom have mastered crafts by themselves. There are also fine artists in the region; a huge number of art galleries … Read more

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