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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
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
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).

wedding
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
funerals
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.