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Holidays in the United Kingdom as a reflection of British traditions. Done by Vika Kuznetsova 10 A form student secondary school N 198 Seversk. Public Holidays. 1 January - New Year`s Day 21 March - Good Friday 5 May - May Bank Holiday

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Holidays in the united kingdom as a reflection of british traditions

Holidays in the United Kingdom as a reflection of British traditions

Done by VikaKuznetsova

10 A form student

secondary school N 198

Seversk


Public holidays

Public Holidays

  • 1 January - New Year`s Day

  • 21 March - Good Friday

  • 5 May - May Bank Holiday

  • 26 May - Spring Bank Holiday

  • 25 August - Summer Bank Holiday

  • 25 December - Christmas Day

  • 26 December - Boxing Day


Christmas is on 25 december

Christmas is on 25 December

  • Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ

  • It was first celebrated in 354

  • Christmas tree, holly, mistletoe are used to decorate the house

  • Christmas cards, Santa Claus, Christmas stockings, Carol singing are associated with this holiday

  • Christmas lunch includes turkey, pudding


Important festivals anniversaries

Important festivals, anniversaries

  • 14 February-St Valentine`s Day

  • 1 April-April Fool`s Day

  • 31 October-Hallowe`en


St valentine s day is celebrated on 14 february

St valentine`s Day is celebrated on 14 February

  • There are several theories about the origin of this holiday: from ancient Roman festival Lupercalia, in honour of two saints of the early Christian church, from a Norman word which means “lover”, from an old English belief that birds choose their mates on that day

  • The symbols of the holiday are valentines, red hearts, Cupid


Special holidays in the countries of the uk

Special holidays in the countries of the UK

  • 1 March-St David`s Day (Wales)

  • 17 March-St Patrick`s Day (Northern Ireland)

  • 23 April-St George`s Day (England)

  • 1 December-St Andrew`s Day (Scotland)


St george s day

St George`s Day

  • England`s national day is celebrated on 23 April

  • Englishmen hoist a flag of England (St George`s Cross)

  • St George`s emblem (the flag of England) was adopted by Richard the Lion Heart in the 12th century

  • People in England arrange parades, carry red rores, prepare traditional English dishes (roast beef, Yorkshire pudding)


Holidays having religious roots

Holidays having religious roots

  • 22 March – 25 April Easter

  • 25 December - Christmas Day

  • 26 December – Boxing Day


Easter 22 march 25 april

Easter (22 March – 25 April)

  • Christian religious holiday which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his Crucifixion

  • Easter eggs, Easter Bunny are the symbols of Easter


Holidays based on historical events

Holidays based on historical events

  • 27 January – Up – Helly - Aa

  • 1 April – April Fool`s Day

  • 5 November – Guy Fawkes Night

  • 11 November – Remembrance Day


Guy fawkes night is celebrated on 5 november

Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated on 5 November

  • Guy Fawkes with a group of men planned to blow up the Parliament

  • Every year the English celebrate the fact the Parliament was not blown by Guy Fawkes

  • Towns and villages light huge bonfires, burn an effigy of Guy Fawkes, cook jacket potatoes


Holidays growing from national customs and traditions

Holidays growing from national customs and traditions

  • 1 January - First Footing

  • 22 March – Mother`s Day

  • 1 May – May Day

  • 24 June – Midsummer`s Day

  • 23 September – Harvest Festival


May day is celebrated on 1 may

May Day is celebrated on 1 May

  • Ancient Celts celebrated Beltane as it represented the first day of summer

  • The day is marked with village folk cavorting round the maypole, the selection of the May Queen and the Jack-in-the Green at the head of the dancing procession


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