4Festivals INDEX The New Year Valentine’s Day Easter The Fourth of July Hallowe’enGuy Fawkes’ DayThanksgivingChristmas
5THE NEW YEARNew Year’s Day is January 1st, the first day of the New Year.
6THE NEW YEARNew Year’s Eve is on 31st December,the last day before the New Year begins. In many places, people go to parties, bars or restaurants with friends in the evening.
7Valentine’s DayValentine’s day Started over two thousand years ago, as a winter festival, on 15th February.
8Valentine’s DayThe cards have pictures of flowers and birds on, and words inside like:“Roses are red, my love,violets are blue,sugar is sweet, my love,but not as sweet as you.”
9EASTER Easter begins with Good Friday. Two days later, on Easter Sunday, Cristians believe that Jesus returned to life.On Easter Sunday, people give chocolate Easter eggs.
10The Fourth of JulyEvery year on the Fourth of July, Americans celebrate Independence Day.On 4 July 1776, Thomas Jefferson and his friends wrote the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.
11HALLOWE’ENTo make a jack o’lantern, people cut a hole in a large fruit – usually a pumpkin.In Canada and the USA, and Britain, children go “ trick or treating” dressed like Witches and ghosts.
12GUY FAWKES' DAYEvery year on 5th November, in most parts of Britain, people build a big fire outside, with all the dead leaves and old pieces of wood.
13THANKSGIVINGAmerican and Canadian families still have a Thanksgiving Day dinner with their family, They have turkey and autumn vegetables, and then pumpkin pie.American football
14CHRISTMASAt Christmas, people remember when Jesus Christ was born and it is a time for buying and giving presents, and being with family.Children leave a stocking for Santa Claus and he brings presents for children during the night.