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  • 1. Holidays!
  • 2. January 1
  • 3. Happy New Years!
  • 4. New Year’s Traditions
    • New Year’s Resolutions
      • (n.) 决议
    • New Year’s Eve Parties
    • Watching the “Ball” drop
      • (countdown to Midnight)
    • “ Auld Lang Syne”
        • Song sung in most English speaking at New Years
  • 5. New Year’s Resolutions ( 决议 )
    • The New Year is seen as a “ Clean Slate ”, a new beginning
    • Popular modern resolutions might include the promise to lose weight or quit smoking .
    • What would your resolution be?
  • 6. Parties!
    • It was thought that one could affect [ 影响 ] the luck they would have throughout [ 在…期间 ] the coming year by [ 通过 ]what they did or ate on the first day of the year.
    • For that reason [ 因此 ], it has become common for folks [ 人们 ] to celebrate [ 庆祝 ] the first few minutes of a brand new year in the company [ 交往 ] of family and friends.
  • 7. Parties!
    • Parties often last [ 持续 ] into the middle of the night after the ringing in of a new year.
      • “ ringing in the new year”
    • Champagne
    • n. 香槟酒
  • 8.  
  • 9. Watching the Ball Drop Times Square
  • 10.  
  • 11. “ Auld Lang Syne”
    • The song, "Auld Lang Syne,”is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to ring in the new year.
    • An old Scottish [ 苏格兰 ] tune, "Auld Lang Syne" literally means "old long ago," or simply, "the good old days."
  • 12. “ Auld Lang Syne”
    • Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne?
    • For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne, We'll tak a cup of kindness yet, For auld lang syne!
    • And there's a hand my trusty fiere, And gie's a hand o thine, And we'll tak a right guid-willie waught, For auld lang syne
    • For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne, We'll tak a cup of kindness yet, For auld lang syne!
  • 13. Chinese New Year!
  • 14. February 14th
  • 15. Happy Valentine’s Day!
  • 16. Saint Valentine’s Day
    • This day is named after an early Christian [ 基督教 ] martyr [ 殉道者 ] named Valentine.
    • It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionary [ 糖果 ], and sending special cards (known as " valentines ").
  • 17. Valentine’s day Traditions [ 传统 ] and Symbols [ 标志 ]
    • The representative colors of Valentine’s day are red and pink
    • The Heart !
  • 18. Valentine’s day Traditions [ 传统 ] and Symbols [ 标志 ]
    • Doves
      • 白鸽
  • 19. Valentine’s day Traditions [ 传统 ] and Symbols [ 标志 ]
    • Cupid!
      • 爱神丘比特
  • 20. Valentine’s day Traditions [ 传统 ] and Symbols [ 标志 ]
    • Give…
    • Chocolate
    • Flowers (usually roses )
    • Valentines
  • 21. 七夕
  • 22. October 31st
  • 23. Halloween
  • 24. Back ground
    • It was believed that the border between this world and the Otherworld became thin on this day, allowing spirits (both harmless and harmful) to pass through.
    • It is believed that the need to ward off harmful spirits led to the wearing of costumes and masks .
  • 25. The Nightmare Before Christmas
    • Beginning. 12:55 (Holiday trees scene)
  • 26. Tradi tions!
    • wearing costumes
    • trick-or-treating ,
    • carving jack-o'-lanterns ,
    • bonfires
    • pranks,
    • telling scary stories,
    • and watching horror films.
  • 27. Scary stories… Tell us one!
    • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
    • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
  • 28. November (Fourth Thursday)
  • 29. Happy Thanksgiving!
  • 30. Thanksgiving Day
    • Harvest [ 收获 ] Festival
    • The “first thanksgiving”
      • The pilgrims and “Indians” sharing their first harvest.
  • 31. Traditional Thanksgiving food
  • 32. Traditional Thanksgiving food
    • Turkey Day!
  • 33. What are you thankful for?
    • Thanksgiving is a day where we gather with our families and reflect upon what we are thankful for.
    • What are you thankful for?
  • 34. December 25th
  • 35. Merry Christmas !
  • 36. Christmas Carols !
  • 37. The First Noel
  • 38. Christmas Traditions
    • Mistletoe!
      • If you are together under the mistletoe…
  • 39. Santa Claus
  • 40. Christmas Tree
    • Presents under the tree
  • 41. Home Alone!
    • Movie Introduction
  • 42. Christmas songs!
    • Angels We Have Heard On High Away in a Manger Deck the Halls Frosty The Snowman Hark the Herald Angels Sing Jingle Bells Joy to the World O Christmas Tree Oh Come all Ye Faithful Oh Holy Night Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
    • Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
    • Santa Claus is Coming to Town Silent Night The First Noel Twelve Days of Christmas We Wish You a Merry Christmas
    • Silver Bells!
  • 43. The First Noel
    • (the Christmas story)
  • 44. July 4th
  • 45.
    • Christmas carols
    • Sledding!
    • The Nutcracker Suite
    • Christmas Food!!!
      • Eggnog
      • Milk and cookies for Santa!!
  • 46. Happy Independence Day!
  • 47.
    • Fireworks!
    • Barbecue
  • 48. The Nightmare Before Christmas
    • Beginning. 12:55 (Holiday trees scene)
  • 49. March 17 th
  • 50. St. Patrick’s Day!
  • 51.
    • Leprechauns
    • Gold at the end of the Rainbow!
    • The St. Patrick story
  • 52. Mardi Gras
  • 53.
    • Masquerade

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