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Title: Celebrations !


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Celebrations !
  • Here are some common festivals, holidays and
    celebrations from around the world.

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Chinese New Year
  • Also known as the Lunar New Year, this is a very
    important holiday for the Chinese. The date
    changes year to year, but is usually in late
    January or early February.

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Christmas
  • This is a special holiday for Christian countries
    celebrating the birth of Jesus. It is held on
    December 25th. Many other countries also
    celebrate some special events for Christmas.

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Valentines Day !
  • This romantic holiday is for people in love and
    is celebrated on February 14th every year. It is
    in honour of Saint Valentine.

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Easter
  • Easter is a springtime holiday often having
    flowers, bunnies and chocolate. This Christian
    holiday celebrates the death and rebirth of
    Jesus.

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Halloween
  • On October 31st people dress up as witches,
    ghosts, monsters and in other costumes. Children
    often go house to house to get candies. There are
    many scary decorations, including Jack O
    Lanterns made from pumpkins.

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In Your Group
  • Plan a party for one of the 5 holidays which we
    have just talked about. Who will you invite? What
    activities will you have? What food and drinks
    will people enjoy?

Chinese New Year
Christmas
Valentines Day
Easter
Halloween
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Mothers Day
  • This holiday helps us to remember and show our
    love for our Mothers.
  • Mothers day is on the 2nd Sunday in May.

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Fathers Day
  • A special day on the 3rd Sunday of June to say
    thank you and I love you to your father.

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Ching Ming Festival
  • This festival is in the 4th month of the Chinese
    calendar. People visit the graves of their
    ancestors and pray.

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A Birthday
  • Each of us has our own personal holiday
    celebrating the day we were born. We often get
    presents, have some cake or even invite people to
    our birthday party.

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St Patricks Day
  • This is a famous Irish holiday which many other
    countries celebrate. It is a springtime holiday,
    which is always on March 17th in honour of an
    Irish Saint.

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Mid AutumnFestival
  • This festival is held in the middle of the 8th
    month of the Chinese lunar calendar. People eat
    moon cakes and look at the moon. Children play
    with lanterns.

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April Fools Day
  • This holiday is on April 1st.
  • People try to trick or fool their friends. People
    like to laugh and make jokes on this day.

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Dragon Boat Festival
  • This festival is held on the 5th day of the 5th
    month of the Chinese calendar. People have races
    in decorated dragonboats and eat delicious rice
    dumplings.

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New Years Eve
  • On December 31st, the night before the New Year
    many people celebrate with parties, singing and
    dancing.

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Thanksgiving
  • This autumn festival started out as a way to
    celebrate a good harvest of farmers crops.
    Nowadays its more about remembering things you
    are thankful for. Families gather together and
    eat a good meal, often turkey with pumpkin pie.

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In Your Group
  • Decide which 3 holidays are your favourites and
    which 3 are your least favourite. Give reasons
    for your decision.

Chinese New Year A Birthday
Christmas St Patricks Day
Valentines Day Mid-Autumn Festival
Easter April Fools Day
Halloween Dragon Boat Festival
Mothers Day New Years Eve
Fathers Day Thanksgiving
Ching Ming Festival
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The End
  • I hope you liked talking about different
    festivals, holidays, celebrations.
  • Can you think of any others?
  • Which ones do you like most? Why?
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