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Title: Celebration days in Northern Ireland


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Celebration days in Northern Ireland
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New years
  • New Years Eve is celebrated on the 31st December.
  • Celebrations take place all over the country from
    bars and restaurants to celebrating with the
    stars on a TV show.
  • 2 minutes to midnight preparations are made to
    start the countdown to midnight when the
    fireworks are lit and the champagne poured.
  • New Years day is usually celebrated as a family
    day when new years resolutions are made.

3
St Patrick's day
  • St Patricks day is celebrated annually on 17th
    March in honour of Irelands patron Saint
    St.Patrick.
  • Patrick eventually returned to Ireland as a
    missionary and succeeded in converting the Irish
    to Christianity. He used a shamrock to explain
    the Trinity to potential converts. The three
    leaves of the shamrock represented the father,
    son, and holy spirit. Patrick is also reported to
    have driven all of the snakes, a pagan symbol,
    out of Ireland and into the sea where they
    drowned.

4
Easter
  • Easter is usually celebrated in April with a 2
    week holiday off school.
  • For those people that work, they are entitled to
    a four day holiday, these holidays are Good
    Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday and Easter
    Tuesday.
  • We associate Easter with chocolate Easter eggs
    and the Easter bunny.

5
12th July
  • The marching season runs from April through
    November, but hits its peak during the July 12th
    fortnight, celebrating the victory of Protestant
    King Billy, over Catholic King James at the
    Battle of the Boyne in 1609.
  • The bands parade playing different songs with
    their followers marching and dancing behind them.

6
Halloween
  • Halloween is celebrated as a day of scary antics
    and fireworks.
  • People usually dress up as scary characters for
    Halloween night.
  • Fireworks are usually set off from family homes
    or tourist attractions in the country.

7
Christmas
  • In Northern Ireland we celebrate Christmas as a
    family occasion.
  • Christmas Day we get up really early to open
    presents and have a big Christmas breakfast
    before visiting family and friends.
  • We then prepare our large Christmas dinner which
    consists of a starter, a main course and dessert.
  • Starter consists of home made vegetable soup or
    a prawn cocktail.
  • Christmas dinner consists of turkey, ham,
    potatoes, vegetables, gravy and stuffing
  • Dessert is usually Christmas pudding, pavlova,
    profiteroles, chocolate fudge cake or Christmas
    cake
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