Published on March 2, 2014
HOLIDAYS Lyceum № 64 Saint-Petersburg
1. Name: Mother’s day 2. Date: The fourth Sunday in Lent 3. Food: Sweets and Shrewsbury cakes 4. Flowers: roses and tulips
Mother’s day This day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in Lent. This day Shrewsbury cakes are sold. Mothers get cakes and cupcakes, chocolate and flowers. Children do all the housework.
SAINT PATRICK`S DAY 1) NAME: SAINT PATRICK`S DAY 2) DATE: MARCH, 17TH 3) PREPARATION: MAKE DECORATIONS AND VISIT RELATIVES 4) CELEBRATING: WEAR GREEN OR BLUE CLOTHES, DANCE
All the people in England, Ireland, the USA and some regions in Canada celebrate ST. PATRICK`S DAY on the 17th of March. They put on green clothes and go to the beer parties or visit their relatives. Before the festival people make colourful decorations and cook meals. In the evening they watch a fireworks display. All the people have a good time.
Fact file: Date: the last Tuesday before Lent Traditions: pancake race Food: pancakes Costume: apron
PANCAKE IN ENGLAND TAKES ONLY ONE DAY ON THE LAST TUESDAY BEFORE LENT. A LOT OF FUN AND COMPETITIONS ARE ORGANIZED BUT THE CULMINATION IS A TRADITIONAL PANCAKE RACE. THE TEAM OF 4 PEOPLE HAVE TO RUN A DISTANCE WITH PANCAKES IN FRYING PANS. THEY TOSS PANCAKES AS THEY RUN, TRYING NOT TO DROP THEM ONTO THE GROUND. PARTICIPANTS CAN BE DRESSED AS HOUSEWIVES.
,,ST George’s Day’’
1) Date : April, 23 2) Country : England 3) Costumes and decorations : red roses, ribbons, ’’St George’s Day’’ flag , painted faces . 4 ) Food: sausages , Yorkshire pudding and roast beef. .
This day many English people come to the parade with their families and friends. They paint their faces red and white - the colours of the flag. It’s a very nice festival ! Everybody has a great time !
• • • • Name: May day Date: First Monday of May Meals: Sandwiches for picnic Actions: crown a May Queen, dance around the May pole, take part in different competitions
On the first Monday of May British celebrate May day, the holiday of spring. On that day they wear costumes of Jack in the Green and his colours and dance around the May pole. Then they choose a May Queen to lead the holiday. Also you can see a lot of performers in the streets and take part in different competitions.
• • • • Date: on the 3rd Sunday of June Gifts: chocolate ,tie, cufflinks Where: outdoors Food: dishes for picnic
• Fathers Day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June. • Most families go to the country this day. There they play many games. Children present their dads chocolate, tie, cufflinks or roses.
Name: Halloween Date: October, 31 Country: Great Britain Food: Sweets Costumes: Witches, ghosts Activities: “Trick or Treat”
Today, I am going to tell you about Halloween in the Great Britain. This holiday is in late autumn, on October, 31. Before the holiday all the children make some preparations. They make house of fear and scary costumes. On that day children go to each other, ask for sweets and they say :”Trick or Treat". Everybody has a happy time.
Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night
About festival • • • • • • Important festival in the UK The 5th of November Traditional dishes of English cuisine The Effigy Of Guy Light fireworks and burn effigies, wear black masks «Remember, remember, the 5th of November!»
Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night is an important festival in the UK. People celebrate it on the 5th of November. Bonfire Night lasts during the night from 4 to 5 November. This day people cook traditional dishes of English cuisine - potatoes with grilled sausages or chicken legs, carrot salad and sweet pudding for dessert. Before the festival, the whole family makes The Effigy Of Guy. If you don`t have time to do an effigy, you can buy it in a shop. At night children can have fun together with their parents. Children paint their faces with coal and run around bonfires, light fireworks and firecrackers. All night people burn effigies of Guy (Guido) Fawkes. Many people wear masks with Fawkes’s face. The slogan of this festival is: «Remember, remember, the 5th of November!»
Name: Christmas Date: the 25th of December Frequency: annual Traditions: exchanging gifts, singing carols. Special dishes: Christmas pudding, gingerbread.
Christmas is a very important festival in Catholic countries. It is celebrated on the 25th of December. This day a lot of people exchange gifts and have a big dinner with their families and friends. In the cities there are big sales, exciting parades and firework displays. This day people pray a lot and give alms for beggars. Children sing carols and other songs. It is a very religious festival.
Name: Boxing Day Date: The 26th of December Preparetion: buy gifts, pack them beautifully Activies: give gifts to the poor and the needy
This holiday is celebrated on the 26 of December. The shops are full of people. People buy gifts and children at home pack them in beautiful boxes. In the evening, people go to the streets and give gifts to the poor and the needy. Boxing day is a very kind holiday.
The New Year`s Eve
• Date: December, 31. • Costumes: Some people wear costumes of Santa and characters from fairy tales. • The special dish: The apple pie. • It is not the main festival in the UK but many people celebrate it. • They have a great dinner. • In London there is the beautiful parade.
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