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    • Holidays!
    • January 1
    • Happy New Years!
    • 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
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 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
    •  
    • Watching the Ball Drop Times Square
    •  
    • “ 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."
    • “ 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!
    • Chinese New Year!
    • February 14th
    • Happy Valentine’s Day!
    • 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 ").
    • Valentine’s day Traditions [ 传统 ] and Symbols [ 标志 ]
      • The representative colors of Valentine’s day are red and pink
      • The Heart !
    • Valentine’s day Traditions [ 传统 ] and Symbols [ 标志 ]
      • Doves
        • 白鸽
    • Valentine’s day Traditions [ 传统 ] and Symbols [ 标志 ]
      • Cupid!
        • 爱神丘比特
    • Valentine’s day Traditions [ 传统 ] and Symbols [ 标志 ]
      • Give…
      • Chocolate
      • Flowers (usually roses )
      • Valentines
    • 七夕
    • October 31st
    • Halloween
    • 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 .
    • The Nightmare Before Christmas
      • Beginning. 12:55 (Holiday trees scene)
    • Tradi tions!
      • wearing costumes
      • trick-or-treating ,
      • carving jack-o'-lanterns ,
      • bonfires
      • pranks,
      • telling scary stories,
      • and watching horror films.
    • Scary stories… Tell us one!
      • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
      • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
    • November (Fourth Thursday)
    • Happy Thanksgiving!
    • Thanksgiving Day
      • Harvest [ 收获 ] Festival
      • The “first thanksgiving”
        • The pilgrims and “Indians” sharing their first harvest.
    • Traditional Thanksgiving food
    • Traditional Thanksgiving food
      • Turkey Day!
    • 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?
    • December 25th
    • Merry Christmas !
    • Christmas Carols !
    • The First Noel
    • Christmas Traditions
      • Mistletoe!
        • If you are together under the mistletoe…
    • Santa Claus
    • Christmas Tree
      • Presents under the tree
    • Home Alone!
      • Movie Introduction
    • 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!
    • The First Noel
      • (the Christmas story)
    • July 4th
      • Christmas carols
      • Sledding!
      • The Nutcracker Suite
      • Christmas Food!!!
        • Eggnog
        • Milk and cookies for Santa!!
    • Happy Independence Day!
      • Fireworks!
      • Barbecue
    • The Nightmare Before Christmas
      • Beginning. 12:55 (Holiday trees scene)
    • March 17 th
    • St. Patrick’s Day!
      • Leprechauns
      • Gold at the end of the Rainbow!
      • The St. Patrick story
    • Mardi Gras
      • Masquerade