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Holidays Around the World

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Holidays Around the World
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Holidays Around the World

  1. 1. by Gymnasium nr.2, Drochia, Moldova
  2. 2. 65% 14% 9% 4% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% Christmas Halloween New Year Thanksgiving Day Veterans Day Holi Independence Day Saint Valentine`s Day Saint Patrick`s Day Kali Puja
  3. 3. When is it celebrated?  Christmas - December 25th / January 7th  Halloween - October 31st  New Year - January 1st  Thanksgiving Day - fourth Thursday of November  Veterans Day - November 11th  Holi - February - March  Independence Day – August 15th  Saint Valentine`s Day - February 14th  Saint Patrick`s Day – March 17th  Kali Puja – October - November
  4. 4. What are the traditional customs of this holiday in your country? Christmas giving and receiving presents decorating the Christmas tree writing a letter to Santa making cookies for Santa Claus singing Christmas songs and carols
  5. 5. carving jack-o`-lanterns trick-or-treating dressing up & organizing costume parties  lighting bonfires
  6. 6. New Year staying up till midnight and party dressing as Father Frost and Snow Maiden holiday dinner in the family admiring the fireworks giving and receiving presents
  7. 7. Thanksgiving Day spending time with family having a big feast giving thanks  watching the New York City Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade watching football games playing board games
  8. 8. Veterans Day participating at parades and memorials celebrating veterans of past wars honoring all who served
  9. 9. HOLI Festival of Colours splashing colored powder on each other enjoying the day with friends and family dancing at the party eating festival delicacies
  10. 10. Independence Day watching the parade singing Patriotic Songs and the national anthem listening to the speech of the Prime Minister and the President of India
  11. 11. Saint Valentine`s Day wishing ‘Happy Valentine's Day' to all we love exchanging love notes called ‘Valentines‘ exchanging gifts, mainly roses, chocolates and teddy bears
  12. 12. attending parades dressing in green eating and drinking green coloured food and beverages greening of buildings and waters Saint Patrick`s Day
  13. 13. Kali Puja  honouring goddess Kali keeping fasting for the entire day and eating only after the ceremonies burning fire crackers
  14. 14. What are the traditional holiday foods?  Christmas - Christmas pudding, cookies, candy canes, gingerbread, cake, sarmale...  Halloween – pumpkin pie, candy corn, apples  New Year - salads, tangerines, cake, candies  Thanksgiving Day – roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, apple pie, cranberry sauce  Veterans Day - there is no traditional food on this holiday  Holi - jalebi, luchi, ghugni, pithe  Independence Day – luchi, alurdum, milkshake  Saint Valentine`s Day – chocolate cake, candies, chocolates, cupcakes  Saint Patrick`s Day – fudge candy, ice cream, mint tea  Kali Puja – luchi, rosogolla, milkshake
  15. 15. What do the holiday decorations look like?  Christmas - Christmas trees, stockings, wreaths, tinsels, mistletoes, lights …  Halloween – pumpkins, skeletons, fake spiders and spider webs  New Year - Christmas trees, paper snowflakes, tinsels, lights, candles, fireworks …  Thanksgiving Day - pilgrim hats, squashes, leaves.  Veterans Day - red, white and blue decorations to remember veterans that served our country  Holi - the country looks bright due to the colours splashed in the air  Independence Day – national flags, kites  Saint Valentine`s Day – hearts, heart lights, swirl decorations, candles  Saint Patrick`s Day – four leaf clovers, shamrock tinsel garland  Kali Puja – clay statues of goddess Kali, candles
  16. 16. What are the traditional holiday colors?  Christmas - red, green and golden  Halloween – orange and black  New Year - silver, blue, red and white  Thanksgiving Day – red, brown, orange and yellow  Veterans Day - red, white and blue  Holi - all colours  Independence Day – green, saffron and white  Saint Valentine`s Day – red and pink  Saint Patrick`s Day – green  Kali Puja – red, blue and pink
  17. 17. What are the holiday symbols?  Christmas - Santa Claus, baby Jesus, Christmas tree  Halloween – Jack-O-Lantern, skeletons and ghosts  New Year - Father Frost, Snow Maiden, fireworks  Thanksgiving Day – turkey, pilgrim hats  Veterans Day - the USA flag  Holi - colours  Independence Day – the Indian flag and kites  Saint Valentine`s Day – hearts and cupids  Saint Patrick`s Day – leprechauns  Kali Puja – idol of Goddess Kali, candles
  18. 18. What are the holiday songs?  Christmas - Jingle Bells, Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, E vremea colindelor …  Halloween – Monster Mash, Thriller, Spooky Scary Skeletons  New Year - Christmas tree, Moș Crăciun, Happy New Year  Thanksgiving Day – Thanksgiving prayer  Veterans Day - the USA national anthem  Holi - Holi Ke Din  Independence Day – Mere Desh Ki Dharti, Bande Mein Tha Dum  Saint Valentine`s Day – The Power of Love, My Valentine  Saint Patrick`s Day –Danny Boy, It's St. Patrick's Day!  Kali Puja – Hindi Raag songs
  19. 19. Why are these holidays celebrated?  Christmas - to celebrate Jesus' Birth  Halloween – to scare and drive away the evil spirits  New Year - to celebrate the beginning of a new year  Thanksgiving Day –to give thanks for everything we have  Veterans Day - to celebrate the veterans of the USA army  Holi - to celebrate the spirit of universal brotherhood  Independence Day – to inspire the sense of pride in us  Saint Valentine`s Day – to express our feelings  Saint Patrick`s Day – to remember St. Patrick, the Ireland's patron saint  Kali Puja – to celebrate the victory of goodness against evil and dark forces
  20. 20. When was it celebrated for the first time?  Christmas - on December 25th, 336AD  Halloween – to scare and drive away the evil spirits  New Year - to celebrate the beginning of a new year  Thanksgiving Day –to give thanks for everything we have  Veterans Day - to celebrate the veterans of the USA army  Holi - to celebrate the spirit of universal brotherhood  Independence Day – to inspire the sense of pride in us  Saint Valentine`s Day – to express our feelings  Saint Patrick`s Day – to remember St. Patrick, the Ireland's patron saint  Kali Puja – to celebrate the victory of goodness against evil an dark forces
  21. 21. If you could create a new holiday that the entire world would celebrate on one day, which holiday would you create? Why? When would it be celebrated? How would it be celebrated?
  22. 22. THE BOOK DAY – on June 1st WITHOUT HOMETASKS`DAY – every weekend THE DAY OF CREATIVE WRITING – on August 3rd FRIENDS` DAY – on July 10th SMILE`S DAY – on August 23rd LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE DAY – on October 7th COOKIE DOUGH DAY – on November 22nd NATIONAL STOP ANIMAL ABUSE DAY – on May 15th NATIONAL SNOWMEN DAY – on January 2nd NO SCHOOL CANDY DAY – on February 3rd MINECRAFT DAY - on May 17th VIDEO GAME DAY – on May 20th GYMNASTICS Day - on June 29th VOLLEYBALL DAY – on April 27th MATH`S DAY – December 8th THE DAY WITHOUT PARENTS – on June 1st THE DAY OF COMMUNITY WORK – on May 20th DISCOUNT DAY – on March 16th CHILDREN`S IDEAS
  23. 23. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO COLLABORATED WITH US IN THIS PROJECT!!! PARTICIPATING IN COMPUTER CHRONICLES WAS AMAZING!!! THANKS iEARN FOR THIS POSSIBILITY!!! MAY ALL YOUR HOLIDAYS BE FILLED WITH JOY!!!

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