On May 9, the people of our country celebrate the anniversary of their great victory in the Great Patriotic War against fascist Germany.
The Second World War was a grim trial for the Soviet people and their army.Displaying unprecedented courage and heroism the Soviet soldiers defended every inch of the Soviet soil.
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If you are tired of your usual holiday routine, there are many things you can do to vary it. Some take a certain amount of physical energy, but think of the good it will do you.
People say, there is nothing to compare with a camping holiday. Personally I think it’s only for the young, and will make them appreciate home comforts. Читать далее Ways of Holiday-making
“Carol, could you tell me what the greatest national holiday is in America?”
“Well, Ann, Independence Day, of course.
Another name for the holiday is July Fourth. The Fourth of July is the birthday of the United States. On July 4, 1776, the American colonies declared their independence from Great Britain and adopted the Declaration of Independence. Ever since 1776 Americans have celebrated their liberty on the Fourth of July.”
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I would like to tel you about Thanksgiving Day.
It was in November 1620.
A small ship “The Mayflower” left England. After 7 long weeks the people on “The Mayflower” saw land at last. It was America.
Soon the settlers found the place to build their village there. In January 1621 there were already 2 streets in this first English village in the USA. And they called that place New Plymouth. Читать далее Thanksgiving Day
Mother’s Day is traditionally observed in Great Britain on the fourth Sunday in Lent. This is usually in March. The day used to be known as Mothering Sunday and dates from the time when many girls worked away from home as domestic servants in big households, where their hours of work were often very long. Mothering Sunday was established as a holiday for these girls and gave them an opportunity of going home to see their parents, especially their mothers. They used to take presents with them, often given to them by the lady of the house. Читать далее Mother’s Day
International Women’s Day had its origin on the East Side of New York in 1908.
Just as May Day was born in the heart of the class struggle in the 1880s so was Women’s Day in the struggle for the rights of working women in 1908.
The women of the East Side-immigrant mothers in crowded-tenements and underpaid workers in firetrap sweatshops were agitated by Socialist Women to fight for votes for women and to join the newly formed needle trade unions. Читать далее March 8
More than 50 years have passed since the end of the war, but Victory Day is the Most Sacred Holiday in Our Country.
The Great Patriotic War was the most difficult trial for the Soviet people and their armed forces. The Soviets rose up in arms to defend their motherland and the entire country became a single military camp. The Soviet soldiers defended every inch of the Soviet soil displaying unprecedented courage and heroism. Читать далее Victory Day is Sacred Holiday in Our Country
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