Traditions, holidays, festivals
1. Traditions, holidays, festivalsTRADITIONS, HOLIDAYS, FESTIVALS
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2. New year’s dayNEW YEAR’S DAY
Not all English and American people
celebrate it on the 31st of December.
They usually have New Year’s parties
with their families and friends. At twelve
o’clock they drink a toast to the New Year.
Parties usually start late in the evening
and continue till early in the morning.
3. Do you know that …?DO YOU KNOW THAT …?
English and American people
resolutions – they are promises
for the New Year.
4. St. Valentine’s dayST. VALENTINE’S DAY
St. Valentine’s Day on the 14th of
People make and send special
cards for the ones they love.
Usually you must guess who
sent you the card.
5. Do you know that …?DO YOU KNOW THAT …?
In Great Britain on the 14th of February
English people bake special bins with raisins
and caraway cream for Valentine.
In other countries we give and get flowers
and chocolate on that day.
We celebrate Easter at the and of
March or at the beginning of April.
Easter is a religious festival. People
go to church on that day.
presents and chocolate Easter
7. Do you know that …?DO YOU KNOW THAT …?
In Russia there is a tradition to
release the birds from their
cages on Easter Sunday.
On the 31st of October there
is a nice holiday for children in
England and America.
They wear different funny
costumes and go from house to
house and say “Trick or Treat”.
They collect sweets and cookies.
9. Do you know that …?DO YOU KNOW THAT …?
There are “hunted houses” where
Those houses are usually visited on
10. Guy Fawkes’ dayGUY FAWKES’ DAY
Day is on the 5th
of November. In 1605 Guy Fawkes and
some conspirators wanted to blow up
the Houses of Parliament
On that day English burn a fire on
the streets and watch fireworks.
11. Do you know that … ?DO YOU KNOW THAT … ?
There is poem that was created specially for Guy Fawkes’ Day:
The 25th of December is Christmas Day .
English and American people always buy
presents and send greeting cards to their
relatives and friends
Christmas tree with toys, colored balls and
At night Santa Claus comes he puts
presents under the tree and into children's
14. Do you know that… ?DO YOU KNOW THAT… ?
English people have traditional dinner
on Christmas Day. They usually cook
At 5 o’clock the English drink a cup of
tea with Christmas cake.
15. questions to reinforce the learningQUESTIONS TO REINFORCE THE LEARNING
When do we celebrate those holidays? Read and match. Do it in your
1) New Year’s Day
a) March or April
b) the 14th of February
3) Guy Fawkes’ Day
c) the 25th of December
d) the 5th of November
5) St. Valentine’s Day
e) the 1st of January
f) the 31st of October
16. questions to reinforce the learningQUESTIONS TO REINFORCE THE LEARNING
17. questions to reinforce the learningQUESTIONS TO REINFORCE THE LEARNING
Correct mistakes in the text please.
On the 31st of December there is a religious holiday for children in
England and America.
They tear different funny costumes and fly from house to house and say
“Merry Christmas”. They collect sweets and cookies.
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