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2 Unit 4 Holidays and Festivals

3 Some major Chinese holidays and festivals


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

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

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

8 Teacher’s Day Sept. 10th

9 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.2No.3 No.4 No.1

10 Traditional Holidays and Festivals in the United Kingdom

11 April Fool’s Day

12 The 4th Thursday of November

13 the 2rd Sunday of May Mother’s Day

14 Halloween 万圣节除夕 Pumpkin Day October 31 ghost

15 Father’s Day The third Sunday of June

16 Valentine’s Day Feb. 14

17 More Holidays and Festivals

18 Children’s Day June 1st

19 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 April 5 the 30 th day of the 12 th lunar month January 1 September 10 the 9 th day of the 9 th lunar month December 1 March 8 December 26

20 Some new words 1._______ (n.) a person who believes in the teaching of Christ 2.____ (n.) the man who established Christianity, considered by Christians to be the son of God 3.___ (n.) a small round sweet cake/a loaf of bread 4.___ (v.) to make bread brown by holding it close to heat 5.____ (adj.) greater in size, number or importance 6._______ (n.) things used for decorating Christian Christ bun toast major decoration

21 What’s the name of the festival?

22 Easter 复活节

23 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. Falls in March or April Easter Day

24 Easter Date________________________________ __________________ PurposeChristians celebrate the holiday to remember ___________________ Fooda)______________________ b) Hot cross buns Activitiesa) 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.

25 Easter 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 SundayB. Good Friday C. East MondayD. Bank Holiday 3.Hot cross buns are sold on ______________. A. Easter SundayB. Good Friday C. East MondayD. Bank Holiday 4.On a bank holiday,_________ are closed. A. banksB. hospitals C. parksD. supermarkets C A B A

26 Christmas Day

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

28 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. the family sit down to a big goose or turkey dinner people watch the Queen appear on TV to deliver her traditional Christmas message to the whole country people visit friends or watch football

29 song

30 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

31 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

32 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

33 The End

34 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. The Spring Festival the Chinese lunar New Year Back Date:the 1 st day of the 1 st lunar month Special food: jiaozi, babaofan, and niangao ( “year cake”) Brief introduction:

35 The Dragon Boat Festival back Date:the 5 th day of the 5 th lunar month; Special food: Zongzi; 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.

36 The Mid-autumn Festival back Date:the 15 th day of the 8 th 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.

37 The National Day Back Date:October 1 st 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

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