Holidays and traditions in the ESC and the CR Václav Rejna C4A
NewsYear’sDay • January1st
Martin Luther King Day. • January 3rd Monday • CommemoratesCivil Rights leader.
St. Valentine‘sDay • February14th • Dayof lovers.
Presidents‘ Day • February 3rd Monday • Remembranceof allformerPresidents.
St. Patrick‘sDay • March17 • Honorsthe patron saint of Ireland.
Easter • First Sundayafter the first full moon in Spring • Commemoratesthe resurrection of Jesus.
AprilFool‘sDay • April1st • Peopleplay tricks on eachother.
Mother‘sDay • May 2nd Sunday
May last Monday • Honorsdeadfamilymembers and wardead.
Father‘sDay. • June 3rd Sunday
IndependenceDay • July 4th • Birthdayof the United States • On July 4, 1776 the Declaration of Independencewassigned.
LaborDay • September 1st Monday • Honorsworkers, unofficial end of summervacations.
ColumbusDay • October 2nd Monday • CommemoratesColumbus‘sarrival in the Americas in 1492.
Halloween • October31st • Childrendress up and go to neighborsforsweets, trickortreat.
Veteran‘sDay • November11st • Honorsthe dead of allwars.
Thanksgiving • November 4th Thursday • First celebrated in 1621 by settlers in Plymouth colony to givethanksfortheir first harvestfollowing a winter of starvation.
ChristmasDay • December25th
New Year‘sDay. • January1st
St. Valentine‘sDay • February14th
Easter • First Sundayafter the first full moon in Spring • Alsoa holiday on the followingMonday.
AllFool‘sDay • April1st • Same as AprilFool‘sDay in the United States.
May Day • May 1st • Honorsworkers.
Mother‘sDay. • May 2nd Sunday
The Queen‘sOfficialBirthday. • June 2nd Saturday
MidsummerDay • June 21st • Longestday of the yearcelebratedwithfires.
Halloween • October31st
AllSaintsDay • Novemberlst • Honor deadfamilymembers.
GuyFawkes Night/Bonfire Night • November5th • Remembersexecution of GuyFawkes (1570-1606), a Catholicwhotried to blow of House of Parliament.
RemembranceSunday • NovemberSundayclosest to November11th • Honorsdead of allwars.
ChristmasDay. • December25th
Boxing Day • December26th • Dayon whichpeoplewho do you a service (postman, garbagecollector, milkman, paperboycollecttheirChristmas Box (usuallymoney, and now-a-daysgivenbeforeChristmas).
New Year‘sEve • December31st • Especiallyimportant in Scotland.
Holidays and traditions in the Czech republic Václav Rejna C4A
New Year´sDay • 1st January • Restoration Day of the Independent Czech State • The independent Czech Republic was created in 1993, after dissolution of Czechoslovakia.
Easter • March, April • Easter is celebrated for two days (Sunday and Monday) in the Czech Republic
LabourDay • 1st May
LiberationDay • 8th May • 1945, the end of the European part of World War II
Saints Cyril and Methodius Day • 5th July • In 863, Church teachers St. Cyril (Constantine) and Metoděj (Methodius) came from the Balkans toGreat Moravia to propagate Christian faith and literacy.
Jan Hus Day • 6th July • The religious reformer Jan Hus was burned at the stake in 1415.
St. Wenceslas Day • 28th September • Czech Statehood Day • In 935, St. Wenceslas, Duke of Bohemia, now patron of the Czech State, was murdered by his brother.
Independent CzechoslovakStateDay • 28th October • Creation of Czechoslovakia in 1918.
Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day • 17th November • Commemorating the student demonstration against Nazi occupation in 1939, and the demonstration in 1989 that started the Velvet Revolution.
ChristmasEve • 24th December • Christmas is celebrated during the evening of the 24th. • ChristmasDay - 25th December • St. Stephen's Day • 26th December • "The Second Christmas Day"
Sources • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ • https://www.google.cz/obrazky • http://gymkh.cz/student/Anglicky%20jazyk/Zelen%C3%A1/