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  2. 2. France- LA REUNION <ul><li>Some of their traditions are … </li></ul><ul><li>Bichiques - bichiques are small fish that look like eels and they are fished from October to November. They are born and they lay their eggs at the mouth of rivers. They hunt wasps from early March to late April. But the best is the moringue: a kind of war dance that evokes both dance and martial arts. </li></ul>Bichiques Guepe
  3. 3. Sweden- Uddevalla <ul><li>One of the main traditions in Sweden is Midsommar , which means in the middle of the summer. Midsommar is celebrated around 24 th June and it is always when the day is just as long as the night (solstice). </li></ul><ul><li>People dance around a midsummer pole and sing songs. They also make flower crowns and put them on their heads. Some people like to collect seven different sorts of flowers and to put them under their pillow. Then they will dream about their future husband/wife. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Basque Country In The Basque Country, on Christmas Day , people celebrate &quot;Olentzero” . Olentzero is an old man that comes from the mountains with presents . In Laudio people celebrate another special day too - &quot;Santa Lucia's Day”. It is a special day for them in their town, they celebrate this day on a Monday in June . On the 20 th January, they celebrate &quot;Tamborrada&quot;. Tamborrada is a special tradition where people of all ages, play a kind of drum. It is celebrated in some places in the Basque Country, specially near the city of San Sebastian . &quot;Olentzero”. Olentzero Tamborrada
  5. 5. <ul><li>Hungarian people have got a lot of folklore traditions in their country. You may know Easter , Christmas , Carnival time and Whitsuntide . Recently there has been All Souls' Day , as well. </li></ul><ul><li>In their city there is Budapesti Búcsú (Farewell in Budapest) on the 30 th June which is the Day of Freedom . It's a two-day-long cultural music festival and it symbolizes the beginning of summer, as well. The last Soviet soldiers left Hungary on that day in 1991 . It was a very important event in their history because their country had been occupied by them since 1945. </li></ul>Hungary cemetery at night with candles Heroes' Square in Budapest
  6. 6. Portugal <ul><li>Our main traditions are related to the Catholic religion , like Christmas , Easter , St Jonh’s Day , St Peter’s Day … </li></ul><ul><li>In Chamusca we have got a very important tradition “ Ascensão” . </li></ul><ul><li>Ascensão happens fourty days after Easter and it represents the ascension of Jesus Christ towards heaven. It is always celebrated on a Thursday . </li></ul><ul><li>We have some bullfights, concerts, performances and a lot of fun. </li></ul>Bullring in Chamusca