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617 2007
Оруджева Х.З.,

617 школа, учитель

 Санкт-Петербург,2007год

Exotic festivals



  • Notting Hill Carnival
  • St. Patrick's Festival
  • Holi
  • Photos
  • Glossary

Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival is a street carnival in the Notting Hill district of London. The carnival has been in existence since 1966 and takes place on the last weekend in August. It was the inspiration of the black immigrants from the Caribbean, particularly from Trinidad, where a great pre-Lentencarnival has been held for many decades. From simple beginnings, it has developed into a huge multicultural arts festival attended by up to two million people. Following the tradition of the Trinidadian carnival, great emphasis is placed on fantastic costume displays on fantastic costume displays and steel drum music.Calypso songs and soca (a mixture ofsoul and calypso) are also essential elements in the festivities. In addition to the lively procession of costume, soca, and steel bands whichwinds its way over a route of some 7.5 km of the area, the festival also plays host to the musicians playingreggae and hip hop, as well as hundreds of street stalls exotic foods and crafts from all parts of the world.



1. In 1966:

a) the first festival was held.

b) the festival become popular.

c) the Notting Hill district of London appeared

2. The carnival

a) is over on the last weekend of August.

b) lasts for a week in August.

c) is held on the last weekend of August.

3. The most important part of this festival is:

a) selling souvenirs.

b) costume display and music

c) selling exotic foods

4. Besides food one can buy:

  • a small boat

b) some hand-made things created in different countries.

c) exotic flowers.


St Patrick's Festival

St. Patrick’s Festival

has been in existence

since 1996. from a one-day


it has developed into a 5-day


, the biggest in the Ireland. It

takes place

in March in Dublin.


of music, street theatre, fireworks

and dances attract a lot of participants and spectators. The



become an


element of the Festival.


has been in existence






takes place



Holi , an important Hindu spring festival and, in western India where it (1)(connected) … with the wheat harvest, a harvest festival. It (2) (celebrate)… on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Phalguna. On the first day of his two-day festival, bonfires (3) (light)…effigies of Holika placed in the center to represent the triumph of virtue and religion over evil. On the second day of the festival people (4) (throw)… colored water and powder on each other. Holi is also a time of good will, when people pay or forgive debts, (5) (make up) … quarrels, and wish each other good luck.

1. a) connect

1 b) is connected

1 c) is connecting

2 a) celebrated

2 b) celebrate

2 c) is celebrated

3 a) light

3 c) are lit

3 b) is lit

4 c) is thrown

4 a) throw

4 b) threw

5 b) make up

5 c) have made up

5 a) made up


  • Lent – The period before Easter during which Christians traditionally eat less food or stop doing something that they enjoy
  • Caribbean – the islands in the Caribbean Sea
  • to wind – to go with lots of bends and turns
  • Calypso – a West Indian song based on subjects of interest in the news
  • reggae – a kind of popular music from the West Indians with a strong regular beat
  • soul – a type of popular music that often express deep emotions, usually performed by black singers and musicians
  • Hip hop – a kind of popular dance music with a heavy regular beat and spoken words
  • wheat harvest – урожай пшеницы
  • effigy – чучело
  • virtue - добродетель
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1. New Millennium English: учебник англ. яз. Для 10 кл. общеобраз. учрежд./ О.Л. Гроза и др.-Изд. второе.-Обнинск: Титул, 2006.