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  1. 1. FESTIVITIES IN ENGLAND Andrea Mullor Daviné Cáceres IES Pau Vila English Assignament 2011 QC
  2. 2. <ul><li>Boxing day </li></ul><ul><li>Snt.Valentine’s day </li></ul><ul><li>Easter </li></ul><ul><li>April fool’s day </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas </li></ul>Index
  3. 3. It’s on February 14th It’s a day where people give presents to demonstrate it love to their loved. Is typically Western, goes back to Germanic Europe (including the current United Kingdom) where will go to the United States and much of the world, but now has spread to other countries such as China, Japan and Taiwan.
  4. 4. Began the 19th Century in England with the mass produced postcard exchange. Later joined roses and chocolates. Usually gifts are from men to women. The first association between romantic love and Valentine's Day was in the &quot;Parlement of Foules&quot;(1382) by the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer, to honor the first anniversary of the compromise between King Richard II of England to Anne of Bohemia. “ Because it was Valentine's Day, when each bird came here to choose their couple.”
  5. 5. Easter <ul><li>Central feast in the Christian liturgical year. </li></ul><ul><li>Two days after Good Friday and </li></ul><ul><li>three days after Maundy Thursday </li></ul>Secular customs, such as the Easter Bunny and Easter egg hunts,have become part of the holiday's modern celebrations and are often celebrated by Christians and non-Christians alike.
  6. 6. In the UK it’s beginnings long before the arrival of Christianity. Many theologians believe Easter itself is named after the Anglo-Saxon goddess of the dawn and spring: Eostre. Over Easter schools in the UK close for two weeks, just enough time to digest all the chocolate.
  7. 7. It’s on the April 1st The jokes are the April Fools' jokes The Scots called the victim of jokes: gowk The origins began in France, called &quot;April Fish. &quot; After Italy and later goes to the United States
  8. 8. When it ordered the adoption of the Gregorian calendar, some French people doesn't remember it and continued partying until the 1st of April. The pranksters decided to ridicule them and giving gifts absurd inviting to parties that doesn't exist, and then was born the tradition of jokes on the first day of April.
  9. 9. Cracker <ul><li>25 December </li></ul><ul><li>Is the commemoration:the Jesus birthday </li></ul><ul><li>Is a special day to share with the family </li></ul>CHRISTMAS DAY <ul><li>Father Christmas is who give the presents to childrens and he put them into childrens stockings </li></ul><ul><li>British people use lights to decorated their home. </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas tree is decorated with tinsels,ligths,baubles and coins of chocolate </li></ul><ul><li>Advent calendar is to count down to christmas day.Has 24 windows and in each one has a picture or chocolate inside . </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas Crackers are very popular. Acompany many meals over christmas period.Is a color paper tube wich contains a small gift and a joke . </li></ul><ul><li>The carols sing songs about Jesus and the time when he was born. </li></ul><ul><li>Is traditionally too,send Christmas Cards to the family or friends. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Plum Cake Cream Cake Gingerbread Keksigross Pudding <ul><li>It’s at 6 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun with family or friends </li></ul>Cheeses Yule log cake Cup Cakes carrots CHRISTMAS TEA
  11. 11. <ul><li>Roast turkey or goose </li></ul><ul><li>Brussels Sprouts </li></ul><ul><li>Roast potatoes </li></ul><ul><li>Sweds </li></ul><ul><li>Pig in Blanket </li></ul><ul><li>Stuffing </li></ul><ul><li>Bread sauce </li></ul><ul><li>Cranberry sauce </li></ul><ul><li>Roasted Gammon </li></ul>CHRISTMAS DINNER
  12. 12. <ul><li>26 December </li></ul><ul><li>Family time </li></ul><ul><li>Public Holiday </li></ul><ul><li>Day to give gifts </li></ul>BOXING DAY