Multiculturalism: people of different skin colour nationalities languages beliefs customs
Advantages: people learn about different ways of life breaking down barriers between ethnic groups better understanding of another cultures, religions… Disadvantages: can lead to prejudice, discrimination, racism some people think they are superior
Easter Christmas New year‘s Eve Thanskgiving Day Independence Day St. Patrick’s Day April Fool’s Day
Easter in Slovakia religious importance. people commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. lent boys beat girls with willow canes and throw cold water over them girls give the boys painted eggs, cakes and alcohol traditional Easter food in Slovakia: ham and potato salad. On Good Friday and Easter Monday people do not go to work or school. Easter in Britain and America chocolate eggs, hot cross-buns Good Friday, Easter Sunday children hunt for painted eggs all over the house and garden. Eggs are symbols of spring and new life
Christmas: on December 24th Christmas dinner carols Chistmas decoration presents
American customs: Thanskgiving Day - celebrated on the last Thursday in November. Independence Day on July 4th - The Declaration of Independence was signed.
St. Patrick’s Day Irish holiday people dress in green April Fool’s Day Itis on 1st April. People play jokes and tricks on people and shout „April Fool“.
Cosmopolitan countries and cities: AUSTRALIA: people from many different countries and continents, who brought their traditions to their new homeland. LONDON: British from different parts of the country searching for jobs have settled down next door to Pakistanis or West Indians. Their children attend the same schools. NEW YORK: Nationalities stay in their own areas.The area of a city where many Chinese people live is called Chinatown.