Christmas Time

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Christmas Time

  1. 1. Christmas time By Noemí Botella Ruiz
  2. 2. <ul><li>Time: 24th of December until 6th of January. </li></ul><ul><li>Place: UK and United States. </li></ul><ul><li>History: </li></ul><ul><li>AD 596, started in England with the arrival of St.Augustine along with his monks. </li></ul>
  3. 3. TRADITIONS <ul><li>People exchange Christmas greeting cards. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Kids and adults sing Christmas carols. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Mummering. People wear masks and act on Christmas plays. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Christmas crackers: </li></ul><ul><li>It is very common to pull one before the Christmas meal. </li></ul><ul><li>Mode of use: </li></ul><ul><li>You ask a person to pull one end while you pull the other. </li></ul><ul><li>The person who ends up holding the middle part wins the small gift which is inside. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>On Christmas Eve, Father Christmas leave Christmas gifts in stockings. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The Boxing Day or ‘St.Stephen’s Day’: </li></ul><ul><li>It is the following day after Christmas Day. </li></ul><ul><li>Traditionally, this was the day to open the Christmas Box to share the gifts with the poor. </li></ul><ul><li>Today is a day for fox hunting or a family time. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>January 6th is known as Epiphany: </li></ul><ul><li>Popularly known as Twelfth Night , because this day is twelve days after Christmas Day. </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas lights and decorations are taken down on this day. </li></ul>
  10. 10. FOOD <ul><li>The day before the grand feast, people used to eat Frumenty. It is made up of corn. </li></ul><ul><li>Roast turkey is the most common meal. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>And for desserts… </li></ul><ul><li>The Christmas pudding is the traditional one. </li></ul><ul><li>The superstition says that you have to eat one mince pie each day of Christmas in order to have luck. </li></ul>
  12. 12. CHRISMTAS CLIP <ul><li>Watch the following video of a famous English actor celebrating his ‘peculiar’ Christmas time: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etUq95XKGiw </li></ul>
  13. 13. QUESTIONS <ul><li>Do you have anything in common with the English Christmas tradition? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you celebrate Christmas in your country? </li></ul>

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