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Celebrations in English Speaking Countries

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Celebrations in English Speaking Countries

  1. 1. New Year’s Day New Year’s day has been celebrated since 4241 B.C. The Egyptians had a celebration for the birth of the New Year during the Nile floods in July. In 46 B.C., when the Julian Calendar was established, the Romans Learn about more proclaimed 1st January as the New about New year’s. Year’s Day. How do people in http://www.history.c English speaking countries om/topics/new- celebrate it? years
  2. 2. Saint Valentine’s Day Saint Valentine’s Day originated from the Roman festivities in honour of the godess Juno, called Lupercalia. Later on, this festivity was related to Get more two catholic priests called information about Valentine who were martyrs of Saint Valentine’s Roman executions. It is Day. celebrated on 14th February. http://www.history. What do people do on this com/topics/valentin date? es-day
  3. 3. Saint Patrick’s Day Saint Patrick’s Day is observed on 17th March. Saint Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland and it is believed that he died on 17th March between the years 461 and 493. It is said that he used a clover to represent the Holly Trinity. This Find out about Saint celebration started in Ireland and in Patrick’s Day. 1737 Irish people living in the USA http://www.history.co began to celebrate it in Boston. m/topics/st-patricks- What does the celebration day consist of? Do they have a symbol to identify it?
  4. 4. Easter Easter commemorates Christ’s Resurrection and Ascension into heaven. Its date of celebration varies according to the vernal equinox. There are different customs and traditions to Find some celebrate this date. What information about customs and traditions are Easter. there in places like England http://www.history. and the USA? com/topics/history- of-easter
  5. 5. April Fool’s Day April Fool’s Day is observed on 1st April. It originated from the Roman festival of Hilaria and the Medival Festival of Fools. It is celebrated in many countries around the world. How do English people celebrate it? Investigate about April Fool’s Day. http://projectbritain .com/year/aprilfools .html
  6. 6. Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is observed to honor mothers, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. The date varies depending on the country where it is celebrated. In Canada and the USA is observed on the second Sunday of May. This date Learn about originated from the Greek cult to Mother’s Day. Cybele and the Roman festival of http://projectbrit Hilaria. How is it celebrated? ain.com/easter/ What does this date derive from mothers.htm in the USA?
  7. 7. Memorial Day Memorial Day is celebrated in the USA on the last Monday of May. It is a date for honoring all Americans who died defending their country in any of the wars in which the USA was involved. It originated after the American Find out about Civil War to commerate the Memorial Day. Union soldiers who had died in http://www.history.co this war. What do American m/topics/memorial- people do on this date? day-history
  8. 8. Father’s Day Father’s Day is observed to honor fathers, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers in society. The date varies depending on the country where it is celebrated. In Canada, the USA and the UK is Get more observed on the third Sunday of information about June and in Australia and New Father’s Day. Zealand on the first Sunday of http://www.theholid September. This celebration ayspot.com/fathersd complements Mother’s Day. How ay/around_the_worl is it celebrated? d.htm
  9. 9. Independence Day Independence Day or 4th July is celebrated in the USA to commerate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, declaring independence from the United Learn about Kingdom. What do Americans Independence Day. do on July 4th? What customs http://www.usa.gov/ and traditions do they have? Topics/Independenc e_Day.shtml
  10. 10. Labor Day Labor Day is observed to honor the workers on the first Monday of September in the USA. In other countries it is celebrated on 1st May. Why does the USA have a different date for this Investigate about celebration? What customs Labor Day. and traditions do they have http://www.history.c for this date? om/topics/labor-day
  11. 11. Columbus Day Columbus Day is celebrated in the USA to commemorate the arrival of Christopher Columbus to America on 12th October, 1492. What celebrations are there in the USA? Get more information about Columbus Day. http://www.history.com /topics/columbus-day
  12. 12. Halloween Halloween is observed in England and the USA on the night of October 31st, when it was believed that the spirits of the dead appeared. What do English and American people do to celebrate it? Recover more information about Halloween. http://www.history. com/topics/hallowe en
  13. 13. Guy Fawkes Night Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated in Britain on November 5th. It commemorates the night when Guy Fawkes tried to blow up Parliament in London in 1605. What do British people do on Learn more about this day? Guy Fawkes. http://www.ltscotland. org.uk/resources/g/gu yfawkesnight.asp
  14. 14. Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is observed on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the USA. It is celebrated to thank God for the harvest. How do Find more information American and Canadian about Thanksgiving. people celebrate it? http://www.history.com/t opics/thanksgiving
  15. 15. Christmas Christmas is celebrated on 25th December and it commemorates the birth of Christ. What customs and traditions do people in English speaking countries Find out about have to celebrate it? Christmas. http://www.history. com/topics/christm as

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