SEMANA SANTA O EASTER e? f erenc t h e di f W hat´s ¿Cuál e s la dife rencia?
Todos conocemos nuestra Semana…pero sabéis que en otros países, las diferencias son muchas. La tradición, la cultura, etc…..Here in Spain, everybody know very well, the differenttraditions related to our “Semana Santa” , but there manydifferent celebrations for Jesus Christ´s Passion…
We are going to compare our traditional SemanaSanta with Easter in England
Las fechas de celebración son las mismas, y el motivotambién es religioso…..When is the Easter festival celebrated?Easter is usually celebrated in April. However, there isn’tan established date for it. The earliest date for itscelebration is March 22nd and the latest is April 25th .
Nosotros nos vamos a centrar en las diferencias entre lastradiciones gastronómicas y celebración en las calles……We will focus in two important aspects: gastronomy andcelebration in the street…..
GASTRONOMÍA/GASTRONOMY Una de las partes más conocidas son los típicos dulces de cada lugar:SPAINTorrijasFloresBarquillos
ENGLANDEaster eggsChocolate eggs are given to children. The eggs are either hollow orhave a filling, and are usually covered with brightly coloured silverpaper.Easter BiscuitsEaster Biscuits are sometimes called "Cakes", and are eaten onEaster Sunday. They contain spices, currants and sometimesgrated lemon rind.Simnel cake .The Simnel cake is baked for tea, and is a rich fruitcake coveredwith a thick layer of almond paste (marzipan). A layer of marzipanis also traditionally baked into the middle of the cake.Eleven balls of marzipan are placed around the top to representthe eleven true disciples (excluding Judas).
And now, after all these delicious desserts, we are going to continue with traditional celebrations in the street…..IN SPAIN…Most people go out to the street to enjoy special events, which are uniques inour country. The most popular event is the procession.In this peculiar event, many people watch figures representing the principalchapters of the Jesus Christ Passion…
People in England enjoy these days travelling around their country, and so do we here in Spain, but many people celebrate Easter with other popular traditions like….Morris DancingMorris dancing is a traditional English form of folk dance which is alsoperformed in other English-speaking countries such as the USA andAustralia. The roots of Morris dancing seem to be very old, probablydating back to the Middle Ages.In the dance men dress up in costumes with hats and ribbons and bellsaround their ankles. They dance through the streets and one man oftencarries an inflated pigs bladder on the end of a stick. He will run up toyoung women in the street and hit them over the head with the pigsbladder, this is supposed to be lucky (men)!
Easter egg hunt….Although the tradition is to use dyed or painted chicken eggs, amodern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggsfilled with confectionery such as jelly beans. These eggs can behidden for children to find on Easter morning, which may be leftby the Easter Bunny. They may also be put in a basket filled withreal or artificial straw to resemble a birds nest.
…and that´s all dear pupils……….Espero que os haya gustado…… Applaussssse!!!!!!!!
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