Christmas traditions in Great Britain By  J. Carrión Díaz
Index <ul><li>The Christmas holiday </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas customs </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas images </li></ul>
<ul><li>Advent : D ecember 1 st F rom 1st to 24th December Advent calendar Advent candle </li></ul>
Advent calendar a Card with 24 or 25 doors. Behind each door there is a christmas scene.
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<ul><li>An advent candle often has 24 or 25 marks on it. </li></ul><ul><li>A bit of candle is burned down by one mark each...
Advent candles <ul><li>it is more common to have four candles for the four weeks before Christmas. One candle is lit the 1...
Christmas Eve: December 24th the night before Christmas <ul><li>Carol singing </li></ul>
Christmas Eve: December 24th the night before Christmas <ul><li>Midnight church service </li></ul>
Christmas Eve: December 24th the night before Christmas <ul><li>This is the night when  father christmas  comes </li></ul>
Christmas Eve: December 24th the night before Christmas <ul><li>Father Christmas piles all the toys onto his sleigh and ri...
Christmas Eve: December 24th the night before Christmas <ul><li>Children hang up their  stockings  on their bed or on the ...
Chistmas Day : December 25th <ul><li>People open their presents </li></ul>
Chistmas Day : December 25th <ul><li>The Queen’s message </li></ul>
Chistmas Day : December 25th <ul><li>Christmas dinner </li></ul>
Boxing Day : December 26th <ul><li>People give gifts to tradesmen, servants and friends. </li></ul>
The twelve days of Christmas : December 26th –January 6th <ul><li>It is a holiday to stay with the  family   and visit  fr...
New Year’s Eve : 31st December
New Year’s Day : 1st January
Images of Christmas
Christmas food Roasted turkey Christmas cake Christmas pudding Mince pies
Christmas carols <ul><li>They have a medieval origin when  minstrels  travelled from castle to castle. </li></ul><ul><li>A...
Christmas cards <ul><li>The first christmas cards appeared in victorian england in the 19th century </li></ul>
Santa claus / father christmas <ul><li>This character is based on the real  saint nicholas , who was bishop of myra, a tur...
Christmas crackers <ul><li>A small cardboard tube covered in a brightly coloured twist of paper, filled with small gifts. ...
Christmas tree <ul><li>A tradition borrowed from germany </li></ul>
mistletoe <ul><li>It was considered  sacred  by the people of ancient britain. </li></ul><ul><li>It is thought that kissin...
The holly and the ivy <ul><li>It was believed to have magical powers and the ability to drive demons away. </li></ul><ul><...
Christmas wreath <ul><li>It is used to decorate the house. </li></ul><ul><li>It is made of bits of tree, holly and ivy, mi...
Christmas pantomime <ul><li>It is a popular form of theatre performed at christmas. </li></ul><ul><li>It includes songs, d...
The nativity scene <ul><li>It is a depiction of the  birth of jesus.   </li></ul><ul><li>The figures represent the infant ...
And that’s all folks! <ul><li>Your english teacher wishes you: </li></ul><ul><li>Merry christmas!   </li></ul><ul><li>and ...
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  1. 1. Christmas traditions in Great Britain By J. Carrión Díaz
  2. 2. Index <ul><li>The Christmas holiday </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas customs </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas images </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Advent : D ecember 1 st F rom 1st to 24th December Advent calendar Advent candle </li></ul>
  4. 4. Advent calendar a Card with 24 or 25 doors. Behind each door there is a christmas scene.
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  10. 10. <ul><li>An advent candle often has 24 or 25 marks on it. </li></ul><ul><li>A bit of candle is burned down by one mark each day </li></ul>Advent candles
  11. 11. Advent candles <ul><li>it is more common to have four candles for the four weeks before Christmas. One candle is lit the 1st week, two the 2nd week and so on. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Christmas Eve: December 24th the night before Christmas <ul><li>Carol singing </li></ul>
  13. 13. Christmas Eve: December 24th the night before Christmas <ul><li>Midnight church service </li></ul>
  14. 14. Christmas Eve: December 24th the night before Christmas <ul><li>This is the night when father christmas comes </li></ul>
  15. 15. Christmas Eve: December 24th the night before Christmas <ul><li>Father Christmas piles all the toys onto his sleigh and rides across the sky with his nine reindeers. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Christmas Eve: December 24th the night before Christmas <ul><li>Children hang up their stockings on their bed or on the fireplace waiting for their presents. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Chistmas Day : December 25th <ul><li>People open their presents </li></ul>
  18. 18. Chistmas Day : December 25th <ul><li>The Queen’s message </li></ul>
  19. 19. Chistmas Day : December 25th <ul><li>Christmas dinner </li></ul>
  20. 20. Boxing Day : December 26th <ul><li>People give gifts to tradesmen, servants and friends. </li></ul>
  21. 21. The twelve days of Christmas : December 26th –January 6th <ul><li>It is a holiday to stay with the family and visit friends . </li></ul><ul><li>It is a time for homecoming, having fun and enjoying staying at home </li></ul>
  22. 22. New Year’s Eve : 31st December
  23. 23. New Year’s Day : 1st January
  24. 24. Images of Christmas
  25. 25. Christmas food Roasted turkey Christmas cake Christmas pudding Mince pies
  26. 26. Christmas carols <ul><li>They have a medieval origin when minstrels travelled from castle to castle. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, poor people sang at the door of rich houses to get some food and drink. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Christmas cards <ul><li>The first christmas cards appeared in victorian england in the 19th century </li></ul>
  28. 28. Santa claus / father christmas <ul><li>This character is based on the real saint nicholas , who was bishop of myra, a turkish town. </li></ul><ul><li>He is the patron saint of children, merchants and sailors. </li></ul>=
  29. 29. Christmas crackers <ul><li>A small cardboard tube covered in a brightly coloured twist of paper, filled with small gifts. </li></ul><ul><li>The family pulls each other cracker at the table before christmas dinner, making a small explosive pop </li></ul>
  30. 30. Christmas tree <ul><li>A tradition borrowed from germany </li></ul>
  31. 31. mistletoe <ul><li>It was considered sacred by the people of ancient britain. </li></ul><ul><li>It is thought that kissing under the mistletoe could mean deep romance or lasting frienship. </li></ul>
  32. 32. The holly and the ivy <ul><li>It was believed to have magical powers and the ability to drive demons away. </li></ul><ul><li>The traditional colours of christmas, red and green , come from this plant </li></ul>
  33. 33. Christmas wreath <ul><li>It is used to decorate the house. </li></ul><ul><li>It is made of bits of tree, holly and ivy, mistletoe and usually red bows. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Christmas pantomime <ul><li>It is a popular form of theatre performed at christmas. </li></ul><ul><li>It includes songs, dance, buffonery and audience participation. </li></ul>
  35. 35. The nativity scene <ul><li>It is a depiction of the birth of jesus. </li></ul><ul><li>The figures represent the infant jesus, his mother mary and joseph in a stable or cave. </li></ul>
  36. 36. And that’s all folks! <ul><li>Your english teacher wishes you: </li></ul><ul><li>Merry christmas! </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>happy new year! </li></ul>

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