Presentation on theme: "How people celebrate New Year in different countries"— Presentation transcript:
1How people celebrate New Year in different countries
2New Year is a holiday celebrated in the last day of the previous year and in the first day of the following one.New Year holidays is the time for the beautiful and kind fairy tale. The New Year celebration consists with happiness, hope, love and comfort. This night is for relatives' meetings to spend together in a cosy place.
3New Year Day is one of the main holidays of the year New Year Day is one of the main holidays of the year. There are different traditions, festive events and of course tasty food. Usually you can see a Christmas Tree at home. It's a fur tree putting before Christmas time and decorating with balls, toys, lights, nuts, etc.
4Now you'll read and see how people celebrate new year all around the world
5FinlandIf you visit Finland during Christmas holidays you can see a lot of Christmas lights. All the windows, doors and trees shine with colourful lights.
6In the town of Pietarsaari (Пиетарсаар) people make a huge decoration in Christmas Street every New year. The decoration consists of 3 figures: a cross (faith), a balance wheel (hope) and a heart (love). It is lighted with elecric bulbs.
7RussiaThere are some New Year traditions: a Christmas Tree, a festive table and all the family around it. First Russian people say “goodbye” to the “old” year and talk with relatives and friends about it: what was good during that year.
8What other New Year traditions do you know? (pictures can help you)
9Great BritainIn Great Britain people decorate their houses not only with a Christmas Tree but with the plant mistletoe (омела) The mistletoe hangs up on the lamps.There is a custom that youcan kiss a personwho is standingunder the mistletoe.
11IrelandIn Ireland there is a tradition to open the doors of their houses on the New Year Eve to everyone coming. If you want to be the guest you're welcome.At pm all the Irish come out to meet on the central square. Usuallythe square is decoratedwith holiday lights.But the next day (the 1stof January) everyoneshould spend at home .
12Italy There is a custom in Italy to throw away old furniture out from the windows. Be careful whenyou walk under them.On the Christmas Eve people work only beforelunch, then they go home to decorate СhristmasTrees and prepare gifts.All the gifts are presentedby the eldest woman inthe family. She is calleda benfine (бенфина).
13JapanAt night on the New Year in Japan you can hear the bell sound. It rings 108 times. Every stroke means different vices. There are greed (жадность), stupidity (глупость), anger (гнев), thoughtlessness (легкомыслие), indecision (нерешительность), envy (зависть).
14FrancePer Noel (Santa Claus) comes into the houses and leaves the presents in the kid’s shoes. Adults cook a festive cake with a bean inside. The person who takes it out becomes the Bean King and can make orders to everyone at that night.Under the Christmas Treeyou can find wooden or clay figures — santons(сантоны).
15SwedenIn Sweden children elect the Queen of Light Lucia by name before New Year. She is dressed into a white dress and put the crown with the lit candles on the head . Lucia brings presents to kids and treat to pets: cream for cats, bones for dogs, carrots for donkeys and horses.
16BulgariaIn Bulgaria there is a funny New Year tradition. When people sit around the festive table, the light turns off for three minutes. These minutes are called as «New Year's minutes for kisses».
17MexicoThe New Year comes to Mexico with dancing, fireworks and festive bells ringing. At midnight children are presented with tasty gingerbread men.
18ChinaIn China people light a lot of lanterns (фонариков) to show the right way during the year. They also use many Christmas crackers (хлопушек)and fireworks to frighten the evils.
19IndiaIn India people decorate themselves with pink, red, yellow and white colours.They have special rules how to present gifts More than that they pour coloured water to each other to wash their sins (грехи) away.
20RomaniaIn Romania women bake New Year's pies with little «surprises» inside - coins, rings, or pods (стручки) of pepper. What does it mean?
21AustraliaIn Australia New Year begins in summer time. But people aren't sad. They use coloured fireworks at night.If you go to swim on the 1st of January, be ready to meet Santa on the beach in Sydney.