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  1. 1. Holidays!
  2. 2. January 1
  3. 3. Happy New Years!
  4. 4. New Year’s Traditions <ul><li>New Year’s Resolutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(n.) 决议 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Year’s Eve Parties </li></ul><ul><li>Watching the “Ball” drop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(countdown to Midnight) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Auld Lang Syne” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Song sung in most English speaking at New Years </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. New Year’s Resolutions ( 决议 ) <ul><li>The New Year is seen as a “ Clean Slate ”, a new beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Popular modern resolutions might include the promise to lose weight or quit smoking . </li></ul><ul><li>What would your resolution be? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Parties! <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Parties! <ul><li>Parties often last [ 持续 ] into the middle of the night after the ringing in of a new year. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ ringing in the new year” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Champagne </li></ul><ul><li>n. 香槟酒 </li></ul>
  8. 9. Watching the Ball Drop Times Square
  9. 11. “ Auld Lang Syne” <ul><li>The song, &quot;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. </li></ul><ul><li>An old Scottish [ 苏格兰 ] tune, &quot;Auld Lang Syne&quot; literally means &quot;old long ago,&quot; or simply, &quot;the good old days.&quot; </li></ul>
  10. 12. “ Auld Lang Syne” <ul><li>Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And auld lang syne? </li></ul><ul><li>For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne, We'll tak a cup of kindness yet, For auld lang syne! </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne, We'll tak a cup of kindness yet, For auld lang syne! </li></ul>
  11. 13. Chinese New Year!
  12. 14. February 14th
  13. 15. Happy Valentine’s Day!
  14. 16. Saint Valentine’s Day <ul><li>This day is named after an early Christian [ 基督教 ] martyr [ 殉道者 ] named Valentine. </li></ul><ul><li>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 &quot; valentines &quot;). </li></ul>
  15. 17. Valentine’s day Traditions [ 传统 ] and Symbols [ 标志 ] <ul><li>The representative colors of Valentine’s day are red and pink </li></ul><ul><li>The Heart ! </li></ul>
  16. 18. Valentine’s day Traditions [ 传统 ] and Symbols [ 标志 ] <ul><li>Doves </li></ul><ul><ul><li>白鸽 </li></ul></ul>
  17. 19. Valentine’s day Traditions [ 传统 ] and Symbols [ 标志 ] <ul><li>Cupid! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>爱神丘比特 </li></ul></ul>
  18. 20. Valentine’s day Traditions [ 传统 ] and Symbols [ 标志 ] <ul><li>Give… </li></ul><ul><li>Chocolate </li></ul><ul><li>Flowers (usually roses ) </li></ul><ul><li>Valentines </li></ul>
  19. 21. 七夕
  20. 22. October 31st
  21. 23. Halloween
  22. 24. Back ground <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>It is believed that the need to ward off harmful spirits led to the wearing of costumes and masks . </li></ul>
  23. 25. The Nightmare Before Christmas <ul><li>Beginning. 12:55 (Holiday trees scene) </li></ul>
  24. 26. Tradi tions! <ul><li>wearing costumes </li></ul><ul><li>trick-or-treating , </li></ul><ul><li>carving jack-o'-lanterns , </li></ul><ul><li>bonfires </li></ul><ul><li>pranks, </li></ul><ul><li>telling scary stories, </li></ul><ul><li>and watching horror films. </li></ul>
  25. 27. Scary stories… Tell us one! <ul><li>Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street </li></ul><ul><li>The Legend of Sleepy Hollow </li></ul>
  26. 28. November (Fourth Thursday)
  27. 29. Happy Thanksgiving!
  28. 30. Thanksgiving Day <ul><li>Harvest [ 收获 ] Festival </li></ul><ul><li>The “first thanksgiving” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The pilgrims and “Indians” sharing their first harvest. </li></ul></ul>
  29. 31. Traditional Thanksgiving food
  30. 32. Traditional Thanksgiving food <ul><li>Turkey Day! </li></ul>
  31. 33. What are you thankful for? <ul><li>Thanksgiving is a day where we gather with our families and reflect upon what we are thankful for. </li></ul><ul><li>What are you thankful for? </li></ul>
  32. 34. December 25th
  33. 35. Merry Christmas !
  34. 36. Christmas Carols !
  35. 37. The First Noel
  36. 38. Christmas Traditions <ul><li>Mistletoe! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are together under the mistletoe… </li></ul></ul>
  37. 39. Santa Claus
  38. 40. Christmas Tree <ul><li>Presents under the tree </li></ul>
  39. 41. Home Alone! <ul><li>Movie Introduction </li></ul>
  40. 42. Christmas songs! <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer </li></ul><ul><li>Santa Claus is Coming to Town Silent Night The First Noel Twelve Days of Christmas We Wish You a Merry Christmas </li></ul><ul><li>Silver Bells! </li></ul>
  41. 43. The First Noel <ul><li>(the Christmas story) </li></ul>
  42. 44. July 4th
  43. 45. <ul><li>Christmas carols </li></ul><ul><li>Sledding! </li></ul><ul><li>The Nutcracker Suite </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas Food!!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eggnog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Milk and cookies for Santa!! </li></ul></ul>
  44. 46. Happy Independence Day!
  45. 47. <ul><li>Fireworks! </li></ul><ul><li>Barbecue </li></ul>
  46. 48. The Nightmare Before Christmas <ul><li>Beginning. 12:55 (Holiday trees scene) </li></ul>
  47. 49. March 17 th
  48. 50. St. Patrick’s Day!
  49. 51. <ul><li>Leprechauns </li></ul><ul><li>Gold at the end of the Rainbow! </li></ul><ul><li>The St. Patrick story </li></ul>
  50. 52. Mardi Gras
  51. 53. <ul><li>Masquerade </li></ul>