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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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