Otázka: Social events
We have many social events in our country.
Dancing lessons – Dancing lesson is in second year of secondary school in the Czech Republic. In these lessons students learn lots of types of dance, not only social dance like waltz but they learn samba and other too and etiquette. Every lesson they practise learned dance. During these lessons, they have two ball – prodloužená and dokončená. Girls have to wear red dresses on prodloužená and white dresses on dokončená, boys have to wear suit. On dokončená students have their performance.
School ball – This ball organizes third class of secondary school in our school. There are lots of people who dance, drink and speak with other. At midnight you can win some prizes.
Ribbon party – It´s graduates party. This party takes place in November or December. Students invite their teachers. They get ribbons from class teacher there. They prepare some games for their teacher and give them small presents. On ribbons is motto which choose the students. Men wear formal suits and women formal dresses. It usually starst at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight.
Graduation party – It´s a party where students celebrate success of their graduation. Students often drink a lot. In some schools students have an official graduation party. They wear suit and have this ball before graduation. In our school we are having informal graduation party after graduation.
Majales (last ringing) – it is last day of students attendance. Students wear different kind of costumes.
Asparagus festival – It´s typical for town Ivančice. This festival is held every May. It reminds a tradition of growing asparagus in this area in the past. There are stalls on the square. In stalls you can buy fresh asparagus, asparagus specialities or memorial things. You can listen to the music there.
Fun fair – is held at the end of July or at start of August in Ivančice. There are many roundabouts and stalls on the square. You can buy there ice cream, cotton candy and sweet popcorn. If you hungry you can buy there sausages or pizza.
Folk costumes feast – is typical in village. People wear traditional costumes. They drink wine and they are going from house to house.
In the USA prom (short for promenade) is a formal (black tie) dance or gathering of high school students. It is typically held near the end of the last year of high school. It figures greatly in popular culture and is a major event among high school student. At prom, a Prom Queen and Prom King may be revealed. These are honorary titles awarded to students chosen in a school-wide vote prior to the prom, and are usually given to seniors. Juniors may also be honored, but would be called “Prom Prince” or “Prom Princess”. Other students may be honored with inclusion in a “Prom Court”.
Notting Hill carnival – the end of August is carnival time in London. Steel bands, parades and calypso competitions bring music, rhythm and colour of the Caribbean and Brazil to the streets of Notting Hill.
In the United Kingdom, many senior schools had school dances or balls, which from the 1970s were most often called a “school disco”. School discos were semi-formal events held at various times of the year, often in the Christmas period. Many schools had a summer ball to celebrate the end of term, but this did not have any of the cultural or social significance of the US prom.
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