What is the first thing that comesto your mind when you thinkabout Colombia?
What is the first thing that comesto your mind when you thinkabout USA?
5Discuss with your partners the similarities anddifferences between USA and Colombia.ESC
DID YOU KNOW...According to a recently released poll by WIN/Gallup International Association, the South Americacountry took first place on the "Global Barometerof Hope and Happiness", which surveyedindividuals in 54 countries.
8Which one is the happiest country?Colombian people is the________ country in the world.Colombian people is ________than USA peopleESC
DID YOU KNOW...For 234 years, America has strived, fought,invented, pushed, pulled and dragged itself towardsthe better. Americans have always loved to come upwith new ideas, and patent them. This has its basisin the Constitution where early Americans definedtheir freedoms.
Coffee is one ofColombia’s mainexports!Along with petroleum, coal,textiles, bananas, andflowersDid you know around 12% of theworld’s coffee is produced inColombia?
It is the only South American country that coastsboth oceans, Pacific and Atlantic.-We already knew Colombians were people with alot of flavor, delicious dishes and high-spirited,-Colombian economy is the fourth-largest economyof Latin America.
19Compare the two countries populationUSA Population is _______ than Colombia’sColombia ________ ___ ______ _____ USA’sESC
20• People in every culture celebrate holidays.• Although the word "holiday" literally means "holyday," most American holidays are not religious, butcommemorative in nature and origin. USA has a richethnic heritage.In the United States, the word"holiday" is synonymous with "celebration! "ESC
The only risk is wanting to stay…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyFXVslYYzI-There are more than94 Holidays-110 Festivals-32 Beauty Pageants-5 Carnivals, eachyear!
23New Years Day(January 1)On January first,Americans visit friends,relatives and neighbors.There is plenty to eat anddrink when you just drop into wish your loved onesand friends the best for theyear ahead. Many familiesand friends watchtelevision togetherenjoying the Tournamentof Roses parade precedingthe Rose Bowl footballgame in PasadenaCalifornia.In the warmer regions all aroundthe country there are othergames whose names arecharacteristic of the state.People watch the Orange Bowlgame in Florida, the Cotton Bowlin Texas, and the Sugar Bowl inLouisiana. In most cultures,people promise to betterthemselves in the following year.Americans have inherited thetradition and even write downtheir New Years resolutions.Whatever the resolution, most ofthem are broken or forgotten byFebruary!ESC
24Dr. Martin Luther King Day(Third Monday in January)" I have a dream...I have a dream that one day little black boys and black girls will be ableto join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters andbrothersI have a dream today"It is a time for the nation to remember the injustices thatDr. King fought. A time to remember his fight for thefreedom, equality, and dignity of all races and peoples. Atime to remember the message of change throughnonviolence.ESC
25Presidents Day is celebrated in February to honor two ofour greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln and GeorgeWashington. The holiday is celebrated in the United Stateson the third Monday in February.George WashingtonBorn : February 22, 1732 atWakefield, Westmoreland, VirginiaDied: December 14, 1799 atMount Vernon, Fairfax, VirginiaPresident: April 30,1789to March 4, 1797Abraham LincolnBorn: February 12, 1809 inHardin (now Larue) County, KentuckyDied: April 15, 1865 inWashington, District of ColumbiaPresident: March 4th, 1861to April 15, 1865ESC
26St. Patricks Day(March 17 or the preceding Saturday)• Many people who immigrated to the United States have come fromIreland. More than one-half of the soldiers who fought in theRevolutionary War had Irish ancestors. Today, it is said, Irishdescendants in the United States put on a noisier and bigger St.Patricks Day celebration than the people in Ireland.Every year on March 17 or the precedingSaturday, cities with a large populationof Irish Americans have parades.Green is one of the national colorsof Ireland and also one of the signs of springESC
Dia de la Raza• October 12, 1942, Colon Discover america• Celebrated in Colombia as a holyday.• Many countries in the New World andelsewhere celebrate the anniversary ofChristopher Columbus arrival in theAmericas, in Venezuela until 2002, when itwas changed to the Día de la ResistenciaIndígena (Day of Indigenous Resistance)27
28Columbus Day(Second Monday in October)• Columbus Day is celebrated in the United Statesto honor Christopher Columbuss first voyage toAmerica in 1492.It was Colorado, in 1905, that became the first state toobserve a Columbus Day. Since 1920 the day has beencelebrated annually, and in 1937 President Franklin Rooseveltproclaimed every October 12 as Columbus Day. Thats whereit remained until 1971 when Congress declared it a federalpublic holiday on the second Monday in October.ESC
29Mothers Day(Second Sunday in May)In the United States, Mothers Day was looselyinspired by the British day and was imported bysocial activist Julia Ward Howe after theAmerican Civil War.The first Mothers Day was celebrated on 10 May, 1908. It continues to this day to beone of the most commercially successful. Mothers Day is now the most popular dayof the year to dine out at a restaurant in the United States. In Colombia Mother day iscelebrated by giving flowers to the mothers and some stupid guys get drunk becausethey don’t care about their mothers.ESC
30Memorial Day(Last Monday in May)• Memorial Day is a time to remember the U.S. men and woman who lost their livesserving their country. Originally known as Decoration Day, it was established in1868 to commemorate the dead from the Civil War. Over the years it came to serveas a day to remember all U.S. men and women killed or missing in action in allwars.•It has become both, aNational Decoration Day offamily graves, and the holidaythat opens the summerseason. It is celebrated withbackyard barbecues, outdoorpicnics, and parades.ESC
Pascua• In Colombia the Pascua is a religiouscelebration that celebrates the resurrectionof Jesus and it is preceded by 40 days offast and pray that finish in holy week.31
32Easter(A Sunday between March 22 and April 25)Easter is celebrated in USA with traditional fervor and gaiety.Sunday church services and festive celebrationsblend together during the Easter weekend.On Easter Sunday in New York and other cities,large Easter parades are held where people turn outin their fashionable outfits and trendy Easter bonnets.The person leading the parade holdsEaster candle or cross in his hand.ESC
34Independence Day(July 4)• Independence Day celebratesthe birthday of the UnitedStates of America. FoundedJuly 4th 1776, with the signingof the Declaration ofIndependence.The 4th of July is a time for the RedWhite and Blue. Its a day of picnics andpatriotic parades, a night of concerts andfireworks, and a reason to fly theAmerican flag.ESC
35Fathers Day(Third Sunday in June)• The United States is one of the few countries in the world that has an officialday on which fathers are honored by their children. On the third Sunday inJune, fathers all across the United States are given presents, treated todinner or otherwise made to feel special. Fathers Day in Colombia 2013 is onSunday, the 16th of June .The origin of Fathers Day is not clear. Some say that itbegan with a church service in West Virginia in 1908.Others say the first Fathers Day ceremony was held inVancouver, Washington.ESC
37Flag Day(June 14)• Flag Day, is a day for all Americansto celebrate and show respect forthe flag, its designers and makers.The flag is representative of theindependence and unity as anation.....one nation, under God,indivisible. The flag has a proud andglorious history. It was at the lead ofevery battle fought by Americans.Many people have died protecting it.ESC
39Labor Day(First Monday in September)• Labor Day is a national legal holidaythat is over 100 years old. Over the years,it has evolved from a purely labor unioncelebration into a general "last fling of summer" festival.• It grew out of a celebration and parade in honor of the workingclass by the Knights of Labor in 1882 in New York.• It has come to be recognized in the U.S. not only as a celebrationof the working class, but even more so as the unofficial end of thesummer season. In the northern half of the U.S. at least, thesummer vacation season begins with Memorial Day and ends withLabor Day.ESC
42Christmas Day(December 25)• Christmas is a most important religious holy day forChristians, who attend special church services tocelebrate the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.• Since most Americans are Christian, the day is one on which mostbusinesses are closed and the greatest possible number of workers,including government employees, have the day off. Many places evenclose early on the day before.ESC
43Veterans Day(November 11)Veterans Day is anAmerican holidayhonoring militaryveterans. Both a federalholiday and a stateholiday in all states, it iscelebrated on theanniversary of thesigning of the Armisticethat ended World War I.Veterans Day is largelyintended to thank livingveterans for their service,to acknowledge that theircontributions to nationalsecurity are appreciated,and to underscore the factthat all those who served -not only those who died -have sacrificed and donetheir duty.ESC
44(Fourth Thursday in November)• Thanksgiving Day is a joyous familyfestival celebrated with lot ofenthusiasm in US, Canada andseveral other countries. It is festivalcommemorates the feast held by thePilgrim colonists and members of theWampanoag people at Plymouth in1621. On this day people expressgratitude to God for his blessingsand give thanks to dear ones fortheir love & support. Feasting withfamily is an integral & most delightfulpart of Thanksgiving Daycelebrations.ESC
46St. Valentines Day(February 14)• It is the traditional day on whichlovers express their love foreach other; sending Valentinescards or candy. It is verycommon to present flowers onValentines Day.The holiday is named after two men,both Christian martyrs among thenumerous Early Christian martyrsnamed Valentine.•The day becameassociated with romanticlove in the circle of GeoffreyChaucer in High MiddleAges, when the tradition ofcourtly love flourished.ESC
Love and frienship day• In colombia we celebrate this day the thirdSaturday of September, 21.• Colombians play “secret friend” whichconsist on exchanging gifts in groupswithout choosing the name of the personthat you are giving the gift.47
48April Fools Day(April 1)• Americans play small tricks on friends and strangers on thefirst of April.•One common trick on April FoolsDay, or All Fools Day, is pointing downto a friends shoe and saying, "Yourshoelace is untied."•Whatever the trick, if theinnocent victim falls forthe joke the pranksteryells, "April Fool! "ESC
50Halloween(October 31)• On October 31st, dozens of children dressed incostumes knock on their neighbors doors and yell,"Trick or Treat" when the door opens.• Pirates and princesses, ghosts and popular heroesof the day all hold bags open to catch the candy orother goodies that the neighbors drop in.• As they give each child a treat the neighborsexclaim over the costumes and try to guess who isunder the masks.ESC
51Halloween• Much later, when Christianity spread throughoutIreland and October 31 was no longer the last dayof the year, Halloween became a celebration mostlyfor children. It is celebrated in both countries.• "Ghosts" went from door to door asking for treats,or else a trick would be played on the owners of thehouse.• When millions of Irish people immigrated to theUnited States in the 1840s the tradition came withthem.ESC