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New Year in Great Britain
Nikita Ivanov
9»А»
By Nikita Ivanov
Class 9a
Pervomaisk Secondary School
Tambov Region
2013
It is commonly believed that New Year's Day is less
important in England than Christmas. It is true in the
southern and ea...
The most famous places of festivities are Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar
Square in London where crowds of people greet th...
In Scotland, New Year’s celebration is the greatest festival of
the year, where it even has a special name, Hogmanay.
Nobo...
The first visitor must bring a special present — a piece of coal — to wish
good luck and warmth to the house. This is an o...
In Wales, the back door releases the Old Year at
the first stroke of midnight: it is then locked "to
keep the luck in", an...
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  1. 1. New Year in Great Britain Nikita Ivanov 9»А» By Nikita Ivanov Class 9a Pervomaisk Secondary School Tambov Region 2013
  2. 2. It is commonly believed that New Year's Day is less important in England than Christmas. It is true in the southern and eastern parts of the country. However, even there, the welcoming of the New Year is growing in popularity, particularly among younger people who prefer to spend Christmas with kin, but New Year with friends. New Year's parties go all night through.
  3. 3. The most famous places of festivities are Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square in London where crowds of people greet the New Year with the linked-arm singing of "Old Lang Syne", kissing total strangers, blowing whistles and automobile horns and shooting firecrackers. Someone usually falls into the fountain in Trafalgar Square. Unfortunately for all these midnight celebrators, January 1st is not a public holiday in England.
  4. 4. In Scotland, New Year’s celebration is the greatest festival of the year, where it even has a special name, Hogmanay. Nobody, however, can successfully explain where this word comes from. After midnight people visit their friends. They carry cakes and spiced ale to wish their hosts a good year.
  5. 5. The first visitor must bring a special present — a piece of coal — to wish good luck and warmth to the house. This is an old Scottish custom. The first footer may also bring a loaf of white bread and a bottle of whisky. On entering he must place the coal on the fire, put the loaf on the table, and pour a glass for the head of the house, all normally without speaking or being spoken to until he wishes everyone "A Happy New Year". He may also carry a silver coin to wish wealth.
  6. 6. In Wales, the back door releases the Old Year at the first stroke of midnight: it is then locked "to keep the luck in", and at the last stroke the New Year is let in at the front.
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