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1 by Maria Komarova American's Year

2 Contents: American’s travelling in different parts of the year: Favorite seaside; Europe vacation, winter vacation; Spending time in the USA; Holidays in the USA New Year; Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Groundhog Day; Washington's Birthday Memorial Day; Labor Day; Christopher Columbus's Day Thanksgiving; Halloween; Armistice Day; Christmas; Kwanzaa; American’s calendar

3 A rest at the ocean with different trips: Mexico (Riviera Maya) Virgin Islands Dominican Republic (Caribbean) Jamaica Bahamas

4 Europe vacation spots, winter vacation: Paris & London (the Eiffel Tower; the river Seine; Thames boat tour); Italy: Rome, Venice, Hill Towns in Tuscany; Center Parcs, Eurocamp; Quebec Carnival - Winter Festival (Ice Palaces, ice sculptures, snow sculptures, giant slides for sleds); Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Resort (BC, Canada) (for x- treme skiers);

5 The USA: Hawaii, California, Florida (Orlando); Orlando, FL: Walt Disney World (attractions, great rides; parades, fireworks, and live stage shows); Family Adventure in Yellowstone National Park (“multisports” like hiking, rafting, and horse-riding; New York City with Teens (NBC Studio tour, movie tours, Top of the Rock (birds-eye view from the Rockefeller Center)); [1], [2]

6 Holidays in the USA 1.01 – New Year is the time when families and friends come together at a table covered with many favorite dishes; The third Monday in January - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - fighter for the rights of African Americans; Groundhog Day - groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, signifying that winter will soon end;

7 third Monday of February - Washington's Birthday (Presidents' Day) the last Monday of May - Memorial Day - it commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service; first Monday in September - Labor Day (1882) - Labor Day is celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic end of summer Flag and bunting mark Washington's Birthday (taken in Toronto, ON).

8 12.10(actual/traditional); 2nd Monday in October (in the USA) - Christopher Columbus's Day - arrived in the Americas, which occurred in (Julian calendar) and October 21, 1492 (modern Gregorian calendar), as an official holiday; 2nd Monday in October – Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day is associated with giving thanks to God for the harvest and expressing gratitude;

9 Halloween (also spelled Hallowe'en) The Celtic calendar divided into two parts: dark and light. This day dark part replaces light one; Armistice Day (also known as Remembrance Day) commemorates the armistice which ended the First World War (1918);

10 25.12 Christmas - the birth of Jesus; – Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration held in the United States honoring universal African heritage and culture. A woman lights candles on a table decorated with the symbols of Kwanzaa [3]

11 American’s calendar

12 Resources: 1. turism-218.html;http://turlist.net.ua/node/kuda-lyubyat-ezdit-amerikancy- turism-218.html 2. y_vacation_spots_fave.htm; y_vacation_spots_fave.htm 3.


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