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Learning English through festivities
Learning English through festivities
Learning English through festivities
Learning English through festivities
Learning English through festivities
Learning English through festivities
Learning English through festivities
Learning English through festivities
Learning English through festivities
Learning English through festivities
Learning English through festivities
Learning English through festivities
Learning English through festivities
Learning English through festivities
Learning English through festivities
Learning English through festivities
Learning English through festivities
Learning English through festivities
Learning English through festivities
Learning English through festivities
Learning English through festivities
Learning English through festivities
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  • 1. Learning English through Festivities
    Beatriz López Medina
  • 2. January
    New Year’s Day 1st January
    countdown - New Year’s Eve - Happy New Year! – first footing - resolutions – hangover- Hogmanay
  • 3. Burns Night January 25th
    Burns supper – toasts and speeches - haggis – poem: My love is like a red rose – Auld Lang Syne
    January
  • 4. January
    Australia Day January 26th
    parades – bands – picnic – shopping – sports events - fireworks displays – ceremonies
  • 5. February
    February 14th Valentine’s Day
    Be my Valentine – candy hearts- a card- a box of chocolates – a date – Cupid – getting a Valentine
  • 6. March
    Saint Patrick’s Day 17thMarch
    shamrock – leprechaun – pot of gold -snakes - parades – green - Celtic cross - rainbow
  • 7. April
    April Fool’s Day April 1st
    Jokes – tricks – pranks – fool’s errand
  • 8. April
    Easter
    Hiding Easter eggs – Easter Bunny – lamb - Easter egg hunt – Easter basket – chocolate Easter bunny – Holy week – Easter Sunday
  • 9. Maypole
    May Day May 1st
    Morris dancing
    May
  • 10. June
    Ascot week
    racehorses- race-meeting – dress code - designer outfits – spectacular hats – badgeholders - Royal Ascot
  • 11. July
    Canada Day July 1st
    parades, carnivals, festivals, barbecues, fireworks, air and maritime shows, free musical concerts, citizenship ceremonies
  • 12. July
    Independence Day 4th July
    Declaration of Independence – American dream - Ellis Island - the Statue of Liberty – fireworks – stripes and stars
  • 13. August
    Notting Hill Carnival
    Street festival – multi-cultural diversity – Caribbean culture - traditions
  • 14. Labour Day (USA) first Monday of September
    end of summer – rest – picnics, BBQs, fireworks, water sports – parade – speech – labour union -
    September
  • 15. Diwali (India)
    Festival of lights – fireworks – blessings – clay lamps – worship – Hindu gods and Goddesses - gambling
    October
  • 16. October
    Halloween October 31st
    Trick or treat? – pumpkin – jack-o-lantern - bat - ghosts – haunted house –candy – skeleton – vampire - spooky
  • 17. Guy Fawkes November 5th
    Bonfire Night – gunpowder plot – houses of Parliament - cellar – barrels – blow up - conspirators
    November
  • 18. November
    Thanksgiving 4th Thursday of November
    Mayflower – pilgrims –– Black Friday – parade- dinner: turkey, stuffing gravy, cranberries, corn, pies
  • 19. December
    Christmas December 25th
    Christmas Carols – Christmas Eve – Christmas cards – mistletoe – pantomime – wreath – Christmas tree – presents – Santa Claus – stocking – reindeer - holly
  • 20. Boxing Day December 26th
    St. Stephen’s Day – Christmas box – sales - family time: watching sports, walks in the countryside, playing board games …
    December
  • 21. Happy everything!!!!
  • 22. Would you like to know more?
    http://web.tiscalinet.it/smssm/english/
    http://www.learnenglish.de/britishculture.htm
    http://www.americanfamilytraditions.com/
    http://studyinaustralia.gov.au/Sia/en/LivingInAustralia/CustomsTraditions.htm

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