Learning English through Festivities<br />Beatriz López Medina<br />
January<br />New Year’s Day                    1st January <br />countdown - New Year’s Eve - Happy New Year! – first foot...
Burns Night      January 25th<br />Burns supper – toasts and speeches - haggis – poem: My love is like a red rose – Auld L...
January<br />Australia Day January 26th<br />parades – bands – picnic – shopping – sports events -  fireworks displays – c...
February<br />February 14th                Valentine’s Day <br />Be my Valentine – candy hearts- a card- a box of chocolat...
March<br />Saint Patrick’s Day 17thMarch <br />shamrock – leprechaun –                     pot of gold -snakes - parades –...
April<br />April Fool’s Day          April 1st<br />Jokes – tricks – pranks – fool’s errand<br />
April<br />Easter<br />Hiding Easter eggs – Easter Bunny – lamb -  Easter egg hunt – Easter basket – chocolate Easter bunn...
Maypole<br />May Day        May 1st<br />Morris dancing<br />May<br />
June<br />Ascot week<br />racehorses- race-meeting – dress code - designer outfits – spectacular hats – badgeholders - Roy...
July<br />Canada Day                                      July 1st<br />parades, carnivals, festivals, barbecues, firework...
                            July<br />Independence Day                                      4th July<br />Declaration of I...
August<br />Notting Hill Carnival<br />Street festival – multi-cultural diversity – Caribbean culture - traditions<br />
Labour Day (USA)   first Monday of September<br />end of summer – rest – picnics, BBQs, fireworks, water sports – parade –...
Diwali (India)<br />Festival of lights – fireworks – blessings – clay lamps – worship – Hindu gods and Goddesses -  gambli...
             October<br />Halloween                                       October 31st<br />Trick or treat? – pumpkin – ja...
Guy Fawkes                                             November 5th<br />Bonfire Night – gunpowder plot – houses of Parlia...
November<br />Thanksgiving                    4th Thursday of November<br />Mayflower – pilgrims –– Black Friday – parade-...
                    December<br />Christmas                                              December 25th<br />Christmas Caro...
Boxing Day                                               December 26th<br />St. Stephen’s Day – Christmas box – sales - fa...
Happy everything!!!!<br />
Would you like to know more?<br /> http://web.tiscalinet.it/smssm/english/<br />http://www.learnenglish.de/britishculture....
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Learning English through festivities

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

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