Christmas Every country has its own customs and traditions. English people are proud of their traditions and they keep them up. Christmas Day is among them. All English people celebrate Christmas on the 25th of December. It is the yearly celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. This holiday means the beginning of the New Year and the new life.
English people celebrate this holiday with the evergreen tree - Christmas tree. Children rut along sock, called a Christmas stocking at the end of their beds and Santa Claus conies down the chimney to bring them presents. Christmas Day is the greatest holiday in England. It is interesting to visit the shops before this holiday. There is a Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square. We can see many lights, toys and sweets all over this tree. Everywhere you can see slogans "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year". (131 words)
Easter day From Scotland to the Channel, Britain is full of customs and traditions. A lot of them have very long histories. Some Easter is the time for holidays, festivals and time for giving chocolate Easter eggs, the day of parties, and above all a celebration that Jesus raised from the dead and lives forever. Eggs play an important part in Easter celebration; they are predominantly given to children. The eggs are either hollow or have a filling, and are usually covered with brightly colored silver paper. Easter is much more than an ordinary holiday. It is the oldest and the most important Christian Festival, the celebration of the death and coming Jesus Christ to life again. Today, Easter celebrates the rebirth of Christ. The word Easter is thought to have derived from the goddess Eostre, an Anglo-Saxon Goddess. However, throughout the world Easter is felt to be a time of new life and new beginnings. (135 words)
Thanksgiving Day Thanksgiving Day is the fourth Thursday in November, but many Americans take a day of vacation on the following Friday to make a four day weekend, during which they may travel long distances to visit family and friends.
The holiday dates back to 1621, the year after the Puritans arrived in Massachusetts. After a rough winter, in which about half of them died, they turned for help to neighboring Indians, who taught them how to plant corn and other crops. The next fall’s bountiful harvest inspired the Pilgrims to give thanks by holding a feast.
The Thanksgiving feast became a national tradition — not only because so many other Americans have found prosperity but also because the Pilgrims’ sacrifices for their freedom still captivate the imagination. To this day, Thanksgiving dinner almost always includes some of the foods served at the first feast: roast turkey, cranberry sauce, potatoes, and pumpkin pie. Before the meal begins, families or friends usually pause to give thanks for their blessings, including the joy of being united for the occasion.(154 words)