British Traditions and Customs.pptx
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British Traditions and Customs Виконали роботу Учениці 9 - Б класу Мельничук Алла Бондаренко Віолета
My name is Alla. My favourite subject is English. I learn English because I want to read books in original. I like listening to music and reading books. am I interested in British traditions and customs and I know some British traditions but I’d like to know more about them. So theme of my scientific work is “The British traditions and customs. I hope that this work will help ” me to learn more about culture and traditions of Great Britain. after all so it is interesting - to work over the project.
Winter Holidays • • • 25 December Christmas Day 26 December Boxing Day 31 December New Year's Eve First Saturday in January Second Saturday in January
Christmas Day • Christmas! What kind of holiday is it? It is the yearly celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. It falls on December 25 by the Catholic Church and on the 7 th of January by the Orthodox Church. This holiday means the beginning of the new year and the new life. English people celebrate this holiday with the evergreen tree — Christmas tree. Children rut along sock, called a Christmas stocking at the end of their beds and Santa Claus conies down the chimney to bring them presents. • Christmas Day is the greatest holiday in England. It is interesting to visit the shops before this holiday. There a lot of nice Christmas cards and presents there. English people like this holiday very much and prepare for it beforehand. • They buy presents for each other, try to send Christmas cards for their relatives and friends.
Spring holidays 25 March the Feast of the Annunciation Easter 1 May 8 May Furry Dance 29 May Oak Apple Day First Friday after the last Monday in May Cotswold Olympic Games
Easter Prior to A. D. 325, Easter was variously celebrated on different days of the week, including Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Therefore, Easter must be celebrated on a Sunday between the dates of March 22 and April 25. The Easter Bunny is not a modern invention. The symbol originated with the pagan festival of Eastern. The goddess, Eastern, was worshipped by the Anglo-Saxons through her earthly symbol, the rabbit. As with the Easter Bunny and the holiday itself, the Easter Egg predates the Christian holiday of Easter. The exchange of eggs in the springtime is a custom that was centuries old when Easter was first celebrated by Christians. Today, children hunt colored eggs and place them in Easter baskets along with the modern version of real Easter eggs -- those made of plastic or chocolate candy.
Summer Holidays 21 June Midsummer From Saturday July 24 to Friday 30 July Whitstable Oyster Festival and Blessing of the Waters 19 - 23 July Swan Upping on the River Thames
Midsummer may simply refer to the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, but more often refers to specific European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice, or that take place on a day between June 21 through June 24, and the preceding evening. The exact dates vary between different cultures. The term is almost never used to refer to astronomical midsummer, approximately August 5.
Autumn holidays The first Monday after the first Sunday after September 4 th The Horn Dance October 31 Halloween 1 st and 2 nd November Soul-caking 5 November Bonfire Night 23 November Turning the Devil's Stone
Halloween (or Hallowe'en) is an annual holiday observed on October 31, which commonly includes activities such as trickor-treating, attending costume parties, carving jack-o'lanterns, bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. Historian Nicholas Rogers, exploring the origins of Halloween, notes that while "some folklorists have detected its origins in the Roman feast of Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds, or in the festival of the dead called Parentalia, it is more typically linked to the Celtic festival of Samhain, whose original spelling was Samuin (pronounced sow-an or sow-in)". The name is derived from Old Irish and means roughly "summer's end".