Christmas   traditionsin Great Britain            By J. Carrión Díaz
index• the Christmas holiday• Christmas Customs• Christmas imaGes
advent: deCemBer 1stFrom 1st to 24th deCemBeradvent Calendaradvent Candle
advent Calendara Card with 24 or 25 doors.Behind eaCh door there isa Christmas sCene.
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advent Candlesan advent Candle oFten has 24 or 25 marks on it.a Bit oF Candle is  Burned down By  one mark eaCh  day
advent Candles• it is more Common to have Four  Candles For the Four weeks BeFore  Christmas. one Candle is lit the 1st  w...
Christmas eve: deCemBer 24th the niGht BeFore Christmas•Carol sinGinG
Christmas eve: deCemBer 24th the niGht BeFore Christmas                 • midniGht                    ChurCh              ...
Christmas eve: deCemBer 24th the niGht BeFore Christmas• this is the niGht when Father Christmas Comes
Christmas eve: deCemBer 24th the niGht BeFore Christmas • Father Christmas piles all the    toys onto his sleiGh and rides...
Christmas eve: deCemBer 24th the niGht BeFore Christmas • Children hanG up their stoCkinGs on   their Bed or on the Firepl...
Chistmas day: deCemBer 25th  • people open their presents
Chistmas day: deCemBer 25th    • the Queen’s messaGe
Chistmas day: deCemBer 25th    •Christmas dinner
BoxinG day: deCemBer 26th             • people Give               GiFts to               tradesmen,               servants...
the twelve days oF Christmas:   deCemBer 26th –January 6th• it is a holiday to  stay with the  Family and visit  Friends.•...
new year’s eve: 31st deCemBer
new year’s day: 1st January
imaGes    oFChristmas
Christmas Foodroasted turkey                     Christmas Cake Christmas puddinG   minCe pies
Christmas Carols        • they have a medieval          oriGin when minstrels          travelled From          Castle to C...
Christmas Cards   • the First Christmas Cards   appeared inviCtorian enGland    in the 19th      Century
santa Claus / Father Christmas                 = • this CharaCter is Based on the real saint niCholas, who was Bishop oF m...
Christmas CraCkers • a small CardBoard    tuBe Covered in a   BriGhtly Coloured  twist oF paper, Filled    with small GiFt...
Christmas tree• a tradition Borrowed From           Germany
mistletoe • it was Considered saCred By the people oF                  anCient Britain.• it is thouGht that kissinG under ...
the holly and the ivy• it was Believed to have maGiCal powers   and the aBility to drive demons away. • the traditional Co...
Christmas wreath   • it is used to deCorate the house.• it is made oF Bits oF tree, holly and ivy,       mistletoe and usu...
Christmas pantomime     • it is a popular Form oF theatre            perFormed at Christmas.• it inCludes sonGs, danCe, Bu...
the nativity sCene         • it is a depiCtion oF           the Birth oF Jesus.         • the FiGures           represent ...
and that’s all Folks! your enGlish teaCher wishes you:  merry Christmas!              and   happy new year!
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Christmas Traditions

  1. 1. Christmas traditionsin Great Britain By J. Carrión Díaz
  2. 2. index• the Christmas holiday• Christmas Customs• Christmas imaGes
  3. 3. advent: deCemBer 1stFrom 1st to 24th deCemBeradvent Calendaradvent Candle
  4. 4. advent Calendara Card with 24 or 25 doors.Behind eaCh door there isa Christmas sCene.
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  10. 10. advent Candlesan advent Candle oFten has 24 or 25 marks on it.a Bit oF Candle is Burned down By one mark eaCh day
  11. 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. 12. Christmas eve: deCemBer 24th the niGht BeFore Christmas•Carol sinGinG
  13. 13. Christmas eve: deCemBer 24th the niGht BeFore Christmas • midniGht ChurCh serviCe
  14. 14. Christmas eve: deCemBer 24th the niGht BeFore Christmas• this is the niGht when Father Christmas Comes
  15. 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. 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. 17. Chistmas day: deCemBer 25th • people open their presents
  18. 18. Chistmas day: deCemBer 25th • the Queen’s messaGe
  19. 19. Chistmas day: deCemBer 25th •Christmas dinner
  20. 20. BoxinG day: deCemBer 26th • people Give GiFts to tradesmen, servants and Friends.
  21. 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. 22. new year’s eve: 31st deCemBer
  23. 23. new year’s day: 1st January
  24. 24. imaGes oFChristmas
  25. 25. Christmas Foodroasted turkey Christmas Cake Christmas puddinG minCe pies
  26. 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. 27. Christmas Cards • the First Christmas Cards appeared inviCtorian enGland in the 19th Century
  28. 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.
  29. 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. 30. Christmas tree• a tradition Borrowed From Germany
  31. 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. 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. 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. 34. Christmas pantomime • it is a popular Form oF theatre perFormed at Christmas.• it inCludes sonGs, danCe, BuFFonery and audienCe partiCipation.
  35. 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. 36. and that’s all Folks! your enGlish teaCher wishes you: merry Christmas! and happy new year!

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