BRITISH HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS. Holidays and Customs and tell us what is important in a culture. Most holidays create opportunities for families and friends to visit each other , exchange good wishes and enjoy each other’s company. RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS. Many other religions
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Holidays and Customs and tell us what is important in a culture Most holidays create opportunities for families and friends to visit each other, exchange good wishes and enjoy each other’scompany
RELIGIOUSHOLIDAYS • Many other religions • Non-Christians and Christians celebrate Christmas and Easter
CHRISTMAS • December 25 • Biggest and best loved holiday • Celebration of birth of Jesus ChristChristmas mass-worship service
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION CHRISTMAS • Exchange gifts and cards • Holiday foods • Decorating homes/workplace • Christmas trees • Christmas lights/ornaments • Boxing Day-day is traditionally a time to give gifts to tradesmen, servants, and friends
EASTER • FOR CHRISTIANS MOST IMPORTANT CHRISTIAN FESTIVAL • MANY CELEBRATE THE SECULAR THINGS GIFTS, CANDY, EASTER BUNNY
NATIONAL HOLIDAYS • Queen’s birthday • Known as “Trooping the Colour” • Second Saturday in June • Buckingham Palace in London • Like a National Day
HALLOWEEN • Halloween – Oct. 31 • Great feast of Pagan Celts • Arrival of winter • Some believe can commune with the dead • Treat or Trick • Fortune-telling & masquerades
Bonfire Night - November 5th • Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators attempted to kill King James I and the Members of Parliament and to blow up the Houses of Parliament • Many people still hold bonfire parties and invite their friends to gather around the fire with them.
CONCLUSION YOU MIGHT SEE: • WELSH CELEBRATE BURNS NIGHT • LONDONERS WATCH DRAGON DANCES AT CHINESE NEW YEAR • MUSLIMS ENJOY CHOCOLATE EASTER EGGS • CHRISTIAN SHOPPING ON BOXING DAY • HOLIDAYS SHOW CULTURES CHANGE/ AND INFLUENCE THE OTHERS • WE ALL HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE CULTURAL HERITAGE