1. Trần Thị Yến Nhiên
2. Đặng Thị Hoa Quỳnh
3. Nguyễn Thị Dạ Tuyền
5. Tố Na
I/ CHRISTMAS DAY
1.3 Background and symbols
II/ BOXING DAY (St. Stephen’s day)
THE CHRISTMAS SEASON INCLUDES THE
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ON CHRISTMAS
DAY, BOXING DAY, NEW YEAR'S DAY AND
I/ CHRISTMAS DAY:
-celebrated in the UK on
-the celebration of the birth of
Jesus Christ over 2 thousand
in England began in AD 596, when St Augustine
landed with monks.
He wanted to bring Christianity to the Anglo
Today, Christmas is a time for people to give
and receive gifts, prepare special meals.
- turning on the beautiful Christmas
-decorating Christmas trees
-hanging up evergreen branches.
1.2.1 in Home
Christmas celebrations include:
- spending time with the family
-decorating the entire house
-and shopping, for friends and relatives especially
=> General feeling at Christmas is a time for
families. It is only time that they are all together.
Later in the day, people attend special church
Everyone eats a special meal => Christmas
The Christmas Feast (bữa tiệc) :
Drinks, food, music and dance.
1.2.2 PUBLIC LIFE
closes down almost totally on
(except hospitals & shelters for the
-public houses and smaller stores
selling food for a few hours in the
middle of the day.
-Public transport services do not run to
their normal timetables.
-Churches hold special services
-Others hold events
THE QUEEN’S SPEECH
The tradition began in 1932, It began, “I speak
now from my home and from my heart, to you all…”
At 3 o’clock in the afternoon, the Queen gives
her ten-minute Christmas Message to the nation
on television broadcast.
performed at Christmas
with family audiences consisting
mainly of children and parents.
a popular form of
Amateur Dramatics societies:
lasts from around December to
1.3 BACKGROUND AND SYMBOLS
are many Christmas symbols:
a/ Holiday Greenery
-The symbol of eternal life, have long
been used for Christmas time
-Christmas wreath represents everlasting
life and God's endless love for us
THE CHRISTMAS TREE
began early in the 17th century, in
France, spreading from there through Germany
and then into northern Europe.
SANTA CLAUS (FATHER CHRISTMAS )
He comes down the chimney on the night of
Christmas Eve and leaves presents in
THE BABY JESUS, MARY, JOSEPH, THE OTHER
CHARACTERS FROM THE NATIVITY STORY
PRESENTS, CHRISTMAS FOOD ALSO
scenes from either the 19th or 18th
set in the countryside, very frequently
covered with snow
CHRISTMAS CAROLS, SONGS
sung in churches and schools, often at special
by a group of people who go from house to
house collecting money for charitable causes.
impart a deep religious feelings
give a persistent invitation to open our minds
and hearts to the mystery of God incarnate.
the Day before Christmas Day, on December 24
a day of preparations for the Christmas season.
There are 12 days of Christmas.
In fact, most people go back to work and
school soon after New Year.
on 26th December after Christmas Day
Traditionally, Boxing Day was the day:
-servants would receive gifts in boxes from their
landownwers or employers.
-the collecting boxes in churches were opened &
the contents distributed to the poor.
-boys used to go round collecting money in clay
boxes. When the boxes were full, they broke
Today, Boxing Day is better known as a bank or
public holiday. , Boxing Day in many places is
moved to 27 December.
some shops and supermarkets open
nowadays, but banks and most offices remain
- known as a shopping holiday, a time where
shops have sales
=> the day of the year with the greatest revenue
- Many retailers (người bán) open very early (5
a.m or earlier)
Many stores want to avoid the hectic (cuồng)
=> have a limited quantity of big draw or deeply
an important one in the sporting calendar
b/ horse racing
2.2.3 Time family
family get together, watch sports and play board
games, go on walk in the countryside together
"Wren Boys“ <= Ireland
2.3 FOOD AND DRINK ON BOXING DAY:
more relaxed than Christmas Day
Lunch: a buffet or leftovers from Christmas
MINCE PIES WITH BRANDY BUTTER (RƯỢU MẠNH)
OR A SLICE OF CHRISTMAS CAKE.