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National holidays of the USA and Uzbekistan National holidays of the USA and Uzbekistan Presentation Transcript

  • Imagine you have got an invitation from your friend who lives in the USA to take part in their national holidays. Tell what you know about the holiday traditions in this country. Look at Mind Map and make up as many sentences as possible.
  • Independence Christmas Day Day Memorial Day New Year's Da y Mother's Day Halloween Labour Day Holidays in the USA Easter Father's Day St. Valentine's Day Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas The most widely celebrated holiday of the Christian year, Christmas is observed as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus. Christmas customs are centuries old. Use of such plant as a holly comes from the ancient belief that such plants blossomed at Christmas. Comparatively recent is the Christmas tree, first set up in Germany in the 17th century, and the use of candles on trees developed from the belief that candles appeared by miracle on the trees at Christmas.
  • Easter Sunday This holiday is observed in all Christian churches. Easter commemorates the Resurrection of Jesus. It is celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon which occurs on the next day after March 21 and is celebrated between March 22 and April 25 inclusive. .
  • Memorial Day This day honors American soldiers killed in wars. There are many parades on Memorial Day. Memorial Day, which comes on the last Monday in May is also the unofficial beginning of the summer vacation season. On Memorial Day, many people go to the beach.
  • Independence Day On July 4, 1776, the American colonies declared their independence from Britain. Many families celebrate the Fourth of July by having picnics and, at night, watching fireworks.
  • Halloween This holiday on October 31 is not an official one, it is a very special day. It is traditionally associated in some countries with old customs such as telling ghost stories, bonfires and so on. This is the way the Celts welcomed the beginning of winter.
  • National Holidays January 1 New Year March 8 International Women's Day Mar 21 Navruz May 9 Day of Memory and Remembrance September 1 Independence Day December 8 Constitution Day Hait (Eid-Al-Fitr) Qurban-Hait (Eid-Al-Adha) Note: Muslim holidays are determined in accordance with a Lunar Calendar.
  • Holidays In Uzbekistan Halloween In the USA V New Year Day V Ramadan Hait V V Easter V Thanksgiving Day V Navruz V Independence Day V V Merorial Day V V Mother’s Day International Women’s Day V V
  • Can you find similarities and differences between Uzbek and American Holidays. Eg. Holidays In Uzbekistan In the USA New Year Day Uzbek people decorate a New Year Tree on this Holiday American people decorate a New Year Tree too Navruz Uzbek people celebrate Navruz National holday on 21st of March American people do not celebrate Navruz
  • 1. Fly High English 8. 2. Innovation Technologies in Teaching book – Tashkent 2008. 3. http://2ppt.ru/english/9-american-holidays- amerikanskie-prazdniki.h 4. Pictures from http://www.google.com Presented by Dilorom Hushvaktova