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Christmas in britain презентация

  1. 1. Christmas in Britain
  2. 2. Christmas in Britain is one of the greatest holidays. It’s celebrated on the 25-th of December.
  3. 3. The origin of Christmas <ul><li>The word Christmas comes from the name Christ and is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. In AD440 the Christian Church fixed a celebration date of December 25. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>This abbreviation for Christmas is of Greek origin. The word for Christ in Greek is Xristos. That’s why people use this short form of the holiday. </li></ul>Xmas
  5. 5. Christmas traditions <ul><li>In Great Britain people like to prepare for Chistmas. The y cook food, send Christmas cards, decorat e their houses and churches, prepare gifts . E veryone is busy even the children . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Christmas dinner <ul><li>People in England cook a Christmas dinner for the family . T he traditional Christmas dinner consist s of fried potatoes with roast turkey, roast beef or goose ,sweet mince pies, a plum pudding . </li></ul>
  7. 7. Christmas Tree <ul><li>The tradition to decorate Christmas Tree came from Germany in the 16th century. German people decorate d fir trees with roses, apples, candles and colored paper. The Christmas tree came to Britain in the 19th century. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Christmas trees <ul><li>T he decorated and illuminated Christmas tree s were popular in England. E very year a big Christmas tree is decorated near the statue of Lord Nelson in Trafalgar Square in London . </li></ul>
  9. 9. Carol singing <ul><li>On Christmas Eve carols are often sung by groups of singers walking from house to house. Caroling is one of the oldest customs in Great Britain. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Christmas cards <ul><li>British people send a lot of Christmas cards to their friends and relatives. </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas cards can show religious pictures - Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. Today, they often have jokes, winter pictures, Father Christmas. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Santa Claus <ul><li>'Father Christmas' (or 'Santa Claus') is the main symbol of Christmas . He is an old man with long white beard, red coat, and bag of toys. Children know that he brings them presents the night before Christmas. H e lives near the North Pole, and comes on a sledge pulled by reindeer. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Christmas stockings <ul><li>Santa comes into houses down the chimney and places presents for the children in socks or bags by their beds or in front of the family Christmas tree. </li></ul><ul><li>That’s why children hang a stocking on the fireplace or on their bed for Father Christma s. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Candy Cane <ul><li>Candy cane is a symbol of Christmas, too. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Queen's Christmas Message <ul><li>Every year the Queen makes a Christmas Message on Christmas Day afternoon. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Boxing day <ul><li>Boxing Day is on December 26th. Nowadays dustmen, milkmen, or postmen get a present for a good service at Christmas time. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Christmas plants <ul><li>Poinsettia , Mistletoe and Holly are Christmas plants. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Today Christmas is one of the most popular and favourite holidays in Britain </li></ul>Today Christmas is one of the most popular and favourite holidays in Britain
  18. 18. Merry Christmas!
  19. 19. Merry Christmas !

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