AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

A F R I C A

Australia - The Australian children have a special dish on their birthdays called "Fairy Bread". This is a is buttered bread covered with tiny, sprinkles known as "hundreds and thousands". In Australia too the handing over of the is symbolical of coming off age. This happens when someone turns twenty-one.

New Zealand - In New Zealand, after the birthday cake is lit, the happy birthday song is sung loudly and often out of tune. Then the birthday person receives a clap for each year they have been alive and then one for good luck. It is a tradition in New Zealand too, to hand over the keys of the house, which is indicative of a person's coming off age.



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