Presentation on theme: "HOLIDAYS AND FEAST DAYS. HOLIDAYS AND FEAST DAYS EASTER is celebrated in Spring as Jesus´crucifixion and the Resurection. Eggs are traditionally dyed."— Presentation transcript:
HOLIDAYS AND FEAST DAYS
HOLIDAYS AND FEAST DAYS EASTER is celebrated in Spring as Jesus´crucifixion and the Resurection. Eggs are traditionally dyed and decorated. In Britain and the U.S.A. children look for hidden chocolate eggs. SAINT VALENTINES DAY is celebrated on 14th February. It is lovers´day. People send Valentine cards and buy little presents each other.
CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS EVE - 24th December – we have fried carp and potato salad for Christmas dinner. People open their gifts under the decorated Christmas tree. CHRISTMAS DAY -25th December- children in the UK and the US unwrap their presents in the morning. Families gather for festive Christmas dinner.
NEW YEAR´S EVE People stay up till midnight to drink a toast to welcome the beginning of the New Year. This event is usually accompanied with parties and fireworks.
THE CZECH NATIONAL HOLIDAYS AND FEASTS Liberation Day – May 8, Cyril and Methodius – July 5, Jan Hus – July 6, St.Wenceslas´Day – September 28, Czech National Holiday - 28 October (the Czechs commemorate the establishment of Czechoslovakia in 1918),The Day of Fight for Freedom – November 17, St.Nicholas´s Day – December 6
THE PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES St. Patrick´s Day (Ireland) 17th March Mother´s Day 2nd Sunday in May Boxing Day (UK) 26th December Independence Day (US) 4th July Guy Fawkes Day (UK) 5th November Thanksgiving Day (US) the last Thursday in November