Some holidays and special days in Britain

Some holidays and special days in Britain

January 1 – New Year’s Day

On December 31 people usually visit their friends. There is a lot of dancing and eating. In Scotland people bring a piece of coal for good luck in the New Year.

February 14 – St. Valentine’s Day

People buy or make Valentine cards and send them to people they love. They should not write their names on the cards. Those who get them must guess who sent them.

March – Mother’s Day

On Mother’s day children help their mothers at home and give or send them cards and presents.

April – Easter

At Easter children eat chocolate Easter eggs. Sometimes parents hide them in the house от in the garden and the children look for them.

June —Father's Day

On Father's Day children give or send their fathers and grandfathers cards or presents.

October 31 —Hallowe'en

They say ghosts and witches come out on Hallowe'en. Children make lanterns out of pumpkins. Some people have Hallowe'en parties and dress as witches and ghosts.

December 25 — Christmas Day

In the weeks before Christmas people are busy. They make or buy Christmas cards and send them to their friends, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. They also buy Christmas presents. Many children make their Christmas cards at school. People buy Christmas trees and put them in their living rooms. The children decorate the Christmas tree with toys and little coloured lights. There are beautiful Christmas decorations in the streets.
On Christmas Eve everybody puts their presents under the Christmas tree. People say that at night Father Christmas puts presents into the stockings which children usually hang on their beds.
The traditional Christmas meal is roast turkey and Christmas pudding.

Дата: 16 февраля 2008

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