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Special Occasions Birthdays Birthday cake may be any kind of cake candles (is China the same?) Birthday song: Happy birthday to you Happy birthday to you Happy birthday dear name Happy birthday to you Question

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Birthdays

  • Birthday cake

    • may be any kind of cake

    • candles (is China the same?)

  • Birthday song:

Happy birthday to you

Happy birthday to you

Happy birthday dear name

Happy birthday to you


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Question

If you are not a Christian and you have never been to a church, can you get married in one?

Answer: Yes (in some churches).


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Wedding

  • Popular places for a wedding:

    • church (traditional)

    • garden (a public garden, or at home)

    • beach


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Wedding

  • Important people

    • bride: the woman who is getting married

    • groom: the man who is getting married

    • maid of honour: assistant to the bride

      • helps the bride to dress, etc

    • best man: assistant to the groom

      • holds the wedding ring until it’s needed

    • officiant: the priest, etc who performs the marriage


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Question

Who enters the church first, the bride or the groom?

Answer: the groom


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Wedding

  • The ceremony:

    • guests enter and sit down

    • groom and best man wait at the front

    • the bride enters, and walks down the aisle with her father

    • the officiant helps the bride and groom to speak the wedding vows

      • at this time, the groom puts the wedding ring on the bride’s finger

      • the bride may give the groom a ring too


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Wedding

  • Receiving line

    • the newlyweds and their parents stand in a line and greet all the guests one by one

  • Reception (a meal)

    • the best man makes a speech and toast

      • often a humourous speech

    • the newlyweds cut the wedding cake

    • the newlyweds dance together


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Funerals

  • The colour for a funeral: black

  • Can be religious or non-religious

    • even if the person never went to church

  • The body is washed and dressed and placed in a casket.

  • Often the casket is left open, so that people arriving at the funeral can say “goodbye”.


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Funerals

  • The main funeral ceremony

    • in a church, etc

    • usually somebody gives a eulogy (a speech about the person)

  • The casket is driven in a black car to the cemetery.

  • The casket is carried by pallbearers.

    • some male friends and relatives

  • Another short ceremony.


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