is a Christian holiday celebrated tocommemorate the birth of Jesus. People decoratetheir homes with coloured lights and trees and givepresents to each other. There are church services,people sing carols, serve special food and desserts,spend time with their families.In Slovakia, Christmas iscelebrated on December 24.
is the final day of the Gregorian year. It iscelebrated with parties, social gatherings andfireworks. People usually stay uptill midnight (and/or longer).It is celebrated on December 31.
is the most significant Christian holiday.It commemorates the resurrection of Jesus. InSlovakia, men pour water on women, spray themwith perfume, and whip them gently with willowwhips. Children get chocolateeggs and candies. TraditionalEaster food is served.Easter is celebrated ona different day each year(March 22 – April 25).
is a day to celebrate love. Lovers send postcardsor/and give presents to each other. Legend says theday is named after a priest who performedsecret marriages in the 3rd century.It is celebrated on February 14.
is the Irish holiday named after the patron saint whobrought Christianity there. People dress in green anddrink Guiness. There are parades in townsand cities in Ireland or the USA.It is celebrated on March 17.
is an American holiday which celebrates theindependence of American colonies from the British. Itis the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration ofIndependence in 1776.It is celebrated on July 4.
is the oldest American holiday. "First Thanksgiving"was celebrated to give thanks to God for helping thePilgrims of Plymouth Colony survive their first brutalwinter in New England.It is celebrated on the4th Thursday of November.
is a holiday that originated in Ireland. The Celtsbelieved their "lord of death" would allow dead soulsto return to their homes on this day. Nowadays, itincludes activities like trick-or-treating, ghost tours,bonfires, costume parties,carving pumpkins, etc.It is celebrated on October 31.
commemorate: pripomenúť si, oslavovať church service: bohoslužba gathering: stretnutie, zhromaždenie resurrection: zmŕtvychvstanie, vzkriesenie whip: šibať (bičom, prútom) willow: vŕba perform: vykonávať, uskutočňovať independence: nezávislosť anniversary: výročie survive: prežiť trick-or-treat: fráza, ktorú na Halloween hovoria deti chodiace z domu do domu bonfire: vatra, oheň carve: vyrezávať