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1 Unit 4 Holidays and Festivals

2 Some major Chinese holidays and festivals


4 in Chinese lunar calendar
Dragon Boat Festival The 5th of the 5th month in Chinese lunar calendar

5 the 15th of the 1st month in Chinese lunar calendar

6 The 15th of the 8th month in Chinese lunar calendar
Mid-autumn Festival The 15th of the 8th month in Chinese lunar calendar

7 Teacher’s Day Sept. 10th

8 Group Work Direction: Form 4 groups and choose one leader for your group. The leader’s task is to choose one number from 1 to 4. Each number indicates a holiday. When you get the name of the holiday, describe it. No.4 No.1 No.2 No.3

9 Traditional Holidays and Festivals in the United Kingdom

10 April Fool’s Day

11 The 4th Thursday of November

12 the 2rd Sunday of May Mother’s Day

13 Halloween 万圣节除夕 Pumpkin Day
ghost Halloween 万圣节除夕 Pumpkin Day October 31

14 Father’s Day The third Sunday of June

15 Valentine’s Day Feb. 14

16 More Holidays and Festivals

17 Children’s Day June 1st

18 April 5 the 30th day of the 12th lunar month January 1 September 10 the 9th day of the 9th lunar month December 1 March 8 December 26 New Year’s day Chinese New year’s Eve Boxing Day(节礼日) Qingming Festival World Aids Day The International Women’s Day The Teachers’ Day The Double Ninth Festival

19 Some new words _______ (n.) a person who believes in the teaching of Christ ____ (n.) the man who established Christianity, considered by Christians to be the son of God ___ (n.) a small round sweet cake/a loaf of bread ___ (v.) to make bread brown by holding it close to heat ____ (adj.) greater in size, number or importance _______ (n.) things used for decorating Christian Christ bun toast major decoration

20 What’s the name of the festival?

21 Easter 复活节

22 Easter Day Falls in March or April
On Easter we celebrate the historical fact that nearly 2,000 years ago a man ( Jesus Christ ) died, lay in a grave(tomb) for three days and then got up and began walking around again, telling people that God loves them.

23 Varies each year, but usu. falls in March or April.
Easter Date __________________________________________________ Purpose Christians celebrate the holiday to remember ___________________ Food a)______________________ b) Hot cross buns Activities a) On Good Friday, _____________________ b) On Easter Monday,__________ __________________________ Varies each year, but usu. falls in March or April. the death of Christ. Chocolate Easter eggs hot cross buns are sold. people enjoy a trip to the seaside or watch an exciting sports game.

24 Easter C A B A Multiple choice: 1. Easter usually falls ________.
A. in February or March B. in January or April C. in March or April D. in April or May 2. People eat chocolate eggs on _____________. A. Easter Sunday B. Good Friday C. East Monday D. Bank Holiday 3. Hot cross buns are sold on ______________. A. Easter Sunday B. Good Friday C. East Monday D. Bank Holiday 4. On a bank holiday,_________ are closed. A. banks B. hospitals C. parks D. supermarkets C A B A

25 Christmas Day

26 Before Christmas Later in the evening On the evening of Christmas Day
Elizabeth Later in the evening Before Christmas On the evening of Christmas Day On the morning of Christmas Day On Christmas Eve On the afternoon of Christmas Day Boxing Day

27 many people go to church.
Christmas Activities 1In the morning, ___________________________ 2)In the afternoon, _________________________________________________________ 3)Later, _____________________________________________________________________________________ 4)In the evening, ___________________________ c) On Boxing Day, ______________________________ many people go to church. people stay at home and open the gifts that were gathered around the tree. people watch the Queen appear on TV to deliver her traditional Christmas message to the whole country the family sit down to a big goose or turkey dinner people visit friends or watch football

28 song

29 Jingle bells Jingle bells jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh Dashing through the snow In a one horse open sleigh Over the fields we go Laughing all the way Bells on bobtail ring Making spirits bright What fun it is to ride and sing A sleighing song tonight

30 Now the ground is white Go it while you´re young Take the girls tonight And sing this sleighing song Just get a bobtailed bay Two forty for his speed Then hitch him to an open sleigh And you will take the lead Jingle bells jingle bells Jingle all the way Oh what fun it is to ride In a one horse open sleigh

31 Homework 1.Read the text again and try to retell Christmas
2. Work in groups and try to collect some information about one of the Chinese traditional festival or western festivals and prepare to describe it in class

32 The End

33 The Spring Festival the Chinese lunar New Year
Date: the 1st day of the 1st lunar month Special food: jiaozi, babaofan, and niangao ( “year cake”) Brief introduction: The Spring Festival, the Chinese lunar New Year, is celebrated according to the lunar calendar. Generally speaking, all the members of a family gather round a table to have a lot of food and drinks while watching TV. The character gao in the word niangao shares the same meaning with the word “high”, suggesting “growing up and prospering(繁荣)” in the new year. Back

34 The Dragon Boat Festival
Date: the 5th day of the 5th lunar month; Zongzi; Special food: Brief introduction: The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated in memory of Qu Yuan, an ancient poet who drowned himself because of being dissatisfied with a corrupt court. It’s said that Zongzi were originally dropped into to river where Qu Yuan died to protect him from being eaten by the fish. Today, however, dragon boat races are held during the festival and the zongzi are consumed by the living. back

35 The Mid-autumn Festival
Date: the 15th day of the 8th lunar month Special food: yuebing (mooncake) Brief introduction: The Mid-autumn Festival is a time for watching the full moon. The round moon is a symbol for family reunion. back

36 The National Day 返回 Date: October 1st Brief introduction:
October 1st is the National Day of People's Republic of China. There will be various celebrations throughout the whole country on that day, such as the National Day Evening Performance,the National Day fireworks show, the National Day parade and the National Flag raising ceremony. 返回 Back

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