4TraditionsChristmas Day is celebrated on the 25th of December. Christmas is a family holiday. People stay at home and spend the time with their families. They buy Christmas presents for their friends and relations. They send Christmas cards and wish each other “Merry Christmas” and a Happy New Year.
5DecorationsEvery family tries to have a Christmas tree, which is decorated with colored lights. They also hang little toys, sweets on the tree and put presents under the tree.Traditional colors of Christmas are green and red as they are colors of a holly- an evergreen plant with sharp leaves and red berries. People use a holly to decorate their homes during dark cold winters.
6ChristmasDinnerUsually the whole family has a big dinner in the afternoon. They eat chicken, duck, turkey, goose and pudding, pies for sweet.
17pie, corn and beans. They thank God for all good things in their life. ThanksgivingDayPeople have familydinner. They eatturkey, pumpkinpie, corn and beans. They thank God for all good things in their life.4th Thursdayin November
18Thanksgiving Symbols Pilgrim Hat Horn of plenty Pumpkin Turkey CranberryCorn
20SymbolsAlmost all valentines ask “Be my Valentine”. The greeting cards have pictures of hearts. Valentines often show a cupid with an arrow. Red roses are the symbols of love
21DecorationsAll the decorations are bright red, and the most popular ones are heart shaped.Red is the color most often used in valentines because it is a symbol of warmth and feelings. White color is another traditional color of St. Valentine’s.
22GiftsThe day is a time to send little gifts to people you love. Flowers, jewelry and candy are favorite presents which sweethearts send each other. Valentine candy is packed in red heart-shaped boxes.
27SymbolsHalloween is celebrated on 31 October and it’s connected with evil spirits. Witches flying on broomsticks with black cats, goblins, ghosts, vampires, pirates and skeletons are all symbols of Halloween. Black is one of the traditional Halloween colors, because Halloween festivals and traditions take place at night. In the weeks before October 31, Americans decorate windows of houses with silhouettes of witches and black cats.
28Jack-o-lanternPumpkins are also a symbol of Halloween and the orange is the other traditional Halloween color. A favorite Halloween tradition is to make a jack-o lantern out of the pumpkin. The children carve a pumpkin, they cut the eyes, nose and mouth. They light a candle inside the pumpkin to scare their friends and set jack-o- lantern in the window.
29Trick or TreatChildren put on masks and costumes, take baskets and go from house to house. They knock on the door or ring the bell and say “Trick or treat’. It means ‘Give us a treat or we’ll play a trick on you’. People give the children sweets, cookies and apples.
30Games and Treats At Halloween parties children play traditional games. The most popular games are Bobbing for apples, Musical chairs, Pin the tail on the donkey, Drop the heart, Who stole my heart? Traditional treats are dried pumpkin seeds, popcorn balls, toffee apples and pumpkin pie.