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Holidays and celebrations. Christmas. historically the feast of the winter solstice now the celebrating of the birth of Jesus Christ. Advent. Epiphany. The Christmas season. Christmas Day. Twelfth Night. Christmastide / Yuletide. Advent. begins 4 Sundays before Christmas

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Holidays and celebrations

Holidays and celebrations


Christmas

Christmas

  • historicallythefeast of thewintersolstice

  • nowthecelebrating of thebirthofJesus Christ

Advent

Epiphany

The Christmasseason

Christmas Day

TwelfthNight

Christmastide/Yuletide


Advent

Advent

  • begins 4 SundaysbeforeChristmas

  • it’s a period, whenwewaitforthebirth of Jesus Christ

mistletoe

smallbells

brightlycolouredlights

ribbons, garlands

ivy

candle

Advent wreath

holly


Christmas eve in hungary

Christmas Eve in Hungary

decorateit

  • putup a

by baby Jesus

firtree

Christmastree

  • Christmasdinner:

fishsoup

friedfish

gingerbread

poppyseed and nut roll


Christmas eve in britain

Christmas Eve inBritain

  • thetimefortheannualofficeparty

  • shopping

  • house decoratingwithevergreenstoallowthewoodspiritstoshelterfromthecold

  • mistletoein a centralpositionor over thedoor

  • children hang uptheirstockingsaroundthefireplace


Christmas day

Christmasday

  • in Hungary people go tochurchinthemorning and thentheyspendthedaywiththeirfamilies

  • inBritainpeopleopentheirpresentsinthemorning and thentheyhave a Christmasdinner:

brandy butter

roastturkey

Christmaspudding

Christmascake

mincepie

Christmascrackers


Boxing day

Boxing Day

  • it’s a timewhentradespeoplereceiveaChristmasBoxtothankthemfortheirservices

  • visitingfamilies and friends

  • footballmatches and othersport events

TwelfthNight

Epiphany

  • 5th January

  • the British take down allthedecorations

  • 6th January

  • werememberthe Magi, whofinallyfoundthe baby JesusinthemangerinBethlehem


New year s eve

New year’s Eve

  • thelastday of theyear

  • atmidnightin Hungary: - drinking champagne, - watchingthefireworks, - singing thenationalanthem

  • atmidnightinBritain: - drinking a toasttothe New Year, - linking armsto sing Auld Lang Syne


Easter

Easter

  • celebratingthe life, thedeath and theresurrection of Jesus Christ

  • movablefeast: it’sonthefirst Sunday followingthefullmoonafterthespringequinox

AshWednesday

Easter Eve

Lent (forty-dayperiod)

HolyWeek: - Palm Sunday

- MaundyThursday

- Good Friday

- Easter Eve

- Easter Sunday


Easter sunday in hungary

Easter Sunday in Hungary

  • onEaster Sunday morningHungarianseat:

ham, hard-boiledeggs

coldporkinaspic

  • morningMass

  • childrensearchthe house and gardenforeggshiddenbytheEasterBunny

  • lunchtogether


Easter sunday in britain

Easter Sunday inBritain

  • on Good Fridaythe British eat:

hot crossbuns

  • onEaster Day theyeat:

roastlamb

simnelcake


Easter monday

EasterMonday

  • in Hungary: alsocalled ”Ducking Monday”

  • sprinklinggirls and womenwithperfumeorwater

  • inBritain: eggrollingcompetitions


Holidays in hungary

Holidaysin Hungary

National holidays:

  • 15th March: theRevolution and War of Independenceof 1848-49

  • 20th August: theday of Saint Stephen

  • 23rd October: theRevolution of 1956


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Holidaysin Hungary

  • 14th February – Valentine’s Day:westartedcelebratingafter 1989

  • 8th March – Women’s Day: mengiveflowerstowomenbothathome and work

  • 1st May – Labor Day: workersunionsorganize a celebrationinmanycitieswithspeeches, acrobats, clowns, food and music


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Holidaysin Hungary

  • 1st Sunday in May – Mother’s Day: motherreceiveflowersorlittlepresentsfromtheirchildren

  • 1st November – AllSaints’ Day: werememberourdeceasedlovedonesbylightningcandlesattheirgravesincemeteries

  • 6th December – StNicholas’ Day: Mikulás bringschocolatetothechildren


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Holidaysin Hungary

  • birthdays

  • weddinganniversaries

  • graduationdays

  • new-bornbaby’schristening

  • namedays


Holidays in britain

HolidaysinBritain

  • 1st March – St. David’s Day: thenationalday of Wales

  • 17th March – St. Patrick’s Day: thenationalday of NortherndIreland

  • 23rd April – St. George’s Day: thenationalday of England

  • 1st May – May Day: peoplecelebratethecoming of summer

  • LastMondayin May – Spring Bank Holiday: BankHolidaysin England arealsopublicholidayswhenbanks and shopsareclosed


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HolidaysinBritain

  • EarlyJune – The Queen’sOfficialBirthday: theQueen and othermembers of the Royal FamilyattendtheTroopingtheColourceremonyonHorseGuardsParade, Whitehall, in London

  • 31st October – Halloween

  • 5th November – BonfireNight: it’scelebratedbyburningonbonfires of figuresof Guy Fawkes and byfirework

  • 11th November – Remembrance Day: a specialdaytorememberallthosemen and womenwhowerekilledduringthetwo World Wars and otherconflicts

  • 30th November – St. Andrew’s Day: thenationalday of Scotland


Holidays in the usa

Holidaysinthe USA

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day – 3rd MondayinJanuary

  • Washington’sBirthdayorPresidant’s Day – 3rd MondayinFebruary

  • Memorial Day – LastMondayin May

  • Independence Day – 4th July


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Holidaysinthe USA

  • Labor Day – 1st MondayinSeptember

  • Columbus Day – 2nd MondayinOctober

  • Veterans’ Day – 11th November

  • Thanksgiving – LastThursdayin November


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