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Christmas Traditions in Great Britain

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A very useful powerpoint presentation for basic level students of English to learn about British traditions and customs at Christmas.

A very useful powerpoint presentation for basic level students of English to learn about British traditions and customs at Christmas.

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

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