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People in England celebrate New Year without gifts and not always with the family. There are no traditional dishes for this celebration. English mistresses usually prepare an apple pie. In Scotland the meeting of New Year is more important holiday than Christmas. With the first clocks blow the head of the family open the door and holds it before last blow so he lets out old year from the house and lets in new.
On that day people buy or make valentine cards and send them to people they love. They don’t sign their cards.
March 1 st is a very important day for Welsh people. It’s St. David’s Day. He is the national saint of Welsh. On this day the Welsh wear daffodils in the buttonholes of their coats and jackets.
The 17 th of March is a national holiday in Ireland – St. Patrick Day. People send greeting cards and wear shamrock. A shamrock is the national emblem of Ireland.
On this day people in the family try to help their mother in anyway they can and give them presents.
English children like this day very much. They play jokes and tricks on other people: other children, parents, friends and school teachers.
Easter is the most important church festival. People send each over Easter cards. Eggs are important part of Easter because they mean spring and new life.
On the 31 st of October there is a nice holiday – Halloween. People put pumpkins on the windows sills. They cut eyes, noses and mouths on the pumpkins and put candles into them.
On the 25 th of December there is the greatest holiday of all in England – Christmas! People give each over presents and send Christmas cards.
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