Presentation on theme: "Western Holidays UNIT 10 The Chinese New Years Day( the 1 st day of the 1 st month of the Chinese lunar calendar."— Presentation transcript:
Western Holidays UNIT 10
The Chinese New Years Day( the 1 st day of the 1 st month of the Chinese lunar calendar
The Lantern Festival The Lantern Festival the fifteenth day of the first month of the lunar calender
the Dragon Boat Festival the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar
April Fools Day ( April Fools Day ( April the first April the first
Thanksgiving Day the last Thursday in November in the USA
Mothers Day the second Sunday in May
Christmas is celebrated as the most magnificent festival of the year in Western countries It is generally observed on December 25 In many countries Christmas Day is set aside as a legal holiday set aside eg eg The teacher may also set aside time for the students to ask him questions
People say that on Christmas Eve Santa Claus a kind old man dressed in red will stop by tens of thousand of homes and leave presents under the Christmas trees Though this is only a story early in the morning on Christmas Day kids are eager to find gifts under the Christmas trees the gifts are actually given by their parents relatives and friends. be eager to do sth ….. eg: She is eager to see her son. Tom was eager to come to the party.
For weeks before Christmas stores are filled with gifts All kinds of goods are displayed in department store windows The days before Christmas are busy ones for most families This is the season for people to go shopping. be filled with … eg: The basket is filled with flowers.
One of the customs during the Christmas holidays is to send and at the same time receive Christmas cards. The custom originated in England. People exchange holiday greetings and wish each other Merry Christmas. During this period, millions of Christmas cards are sent throughout the world. Originate from … … eg The Industrial Revolution originated from the invention of the steam engine.
Because Christmas is a festival that combines family and national customs with a religious celebration, customs in different countries vary widely. No matter where, the festival is closely related to the idea of home, family and warmth. People observe Christmas as a general holiday in a spirit of peace and good will.
Homework: 1:Read this passage again and again. 2:Review the new vocabulary Thank you!