Children all over the world enjoy the New Year. They know Father Frost will come to give them presents. They like to have a fir-tree at home. It is fun to decorate it. Today is the thirty-first of December. It’s New Year’s Eve. It is a very nice holiday. I like it very much because I usually have a lot of fun on that day.
Today I shall go to bed at half past twelve in the morning, not at nine o’clock in the evening as I usually do. Isn’t it nice? Читать далее Happy New Year!
Halloween falls on the thirty-first of October. Originally, Halloween was a religious holiday. Today it is a day of fun and excitement.
Children make faces in pumpkins (turnips are used in Britain) by removing the pulp and seeds and cutting holes in the shell for the eyes, nose and mouth. These pumpkins are called jack-o-lanterns. A lighted candle is put inside to shine through the holes. Читать далее Halloween is a day of fun and excitement
October 31 is a very special holiday for children called Halloween. In old times the night of October 31 was the last night of the year when all the witches and ghost were out. It was a celebration of dead souls. Читать далее Halloween
Remember, remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder Treason and Plot.
I see no reason why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
When one person says of another, “What a guy!” it isn’t always meant as a compliment and this can be explained by the history of the word. Читать далее Guy / Guy Fawkes Day
During the past hundred years, the radio, the cinema and now television have made very great changes in the entertainments with which people fill their free time.
A hundred years ago people knew how to entertain themselves much better than they do now.
When a group of people gathered together, they talked, played cards or other games, read aloud to each other, or went out shooting or walking together. Most people could sing a little, or play a musical instrument, so at a party the guests entertained each other. Читать далее Entertainments
Easter is a time when certain old traditions are observed, whether it is celebrated as the start of spring or as a religious festival.
In England it is a time when people give and receive presents. They traditionally take the form of an Easter egg.
Nowadays Easter eggs are usually made of chocolate, but the old custom of dyeing or painting the shells of boiled eggs is still maintained in some country districts. Читать далее Ancient Easter Traditions