Holidays and festivals – maturitní otázka z angličtiny (4)

 

Otázka: Holidays and festivals

Jazyk: Angličtina

Přidal(a): Lucie

 

 

 

 

BRITISH

New Year’s Day – January 1st

St Valentine’s Day – February 14th = lovers day (people send Valentine cards – not signed + exchange gifts)

All Fools’ Day – April 1st people play jokes and tricks

Easter – after 1st full moon in spring=> marks the crucifixion and resurection of Christ

  • Good Friday(not cross buns), Easter Sunday, Easter Monday

 

May Day – May 1st a celebration of  the coming of spring

Mother’s Day – 2nd Sunday in May – it honours all mothers

Father’s Day – 3rd Sunday in June – it honours all fathers

 

Halloween – 31st October = the Eve of All Saints’ Day

  • Parties(costumes, masks), they cut horrible faces in pumpkins and put candle inside, they play games for fun, children play ,,TRICK OR TREAT,,

 

Guy Fawkes Day – 5th November

  • Commemorates the unsuccessful plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605 – there are bonfires, fireworks

 

ChristmasChristmas Eve – December 24th

Christmas Day – December 25th presents in the morning, Christmas dinner: roast turkey+ stuffing+ roast potatoes,

Boxing Day – December 26th

    Bank Holiday – December 27th

 

New Year’s Eve – December 31st

  • Celebrations of coming of the New Year (Trafalgar Square )

 

AMERICAN

Independence Day – July 4th

  • Commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Indepencence (4.7.1776 )
  • => establishing the USA
  • There are parades, concerts, speeches, picnics, competitions, fireworks

 

Columbus Day – October 12th

  • The unniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus in 1492

 

Thanksgiving Day – 4th Thursday in November

  • First celebrated in 1621 by the Pilgrim Fathers who survived the hard winter of 1620 – 21
  • In summer they have rich harvest and thanked to the Lord
  • Now families gather together a they have : roast turkey +dressing+cranberry sauce+ sweet potatoes+ pumpkin pie

 

Christmas

A family holiday, parties, decorations

Roast turkey + corn pudding+ cranberry sauce+ pumpkin pie

 

BANK HOLIDAYS – public holidays – banks, offices, shops are closed






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