Presentation on theme: "New Years Day, Christmas and Easter are special days for many people living in different parts of the world, but they don’t celebrate them in one and."— Presentation transcript:
New Years Day, Christmas and Easter are special days for many people living in different parts of the world, but they don’t celebrate them in one and the same way. Lets see how New Year Day is celebrate in Scotland, the USA, China, Japan and some other countries.
USA In New York,a lot of people gather in Times Square, and watch the «Big Apple» fall. The «Big Apple»isnt a real apple. It’s a moving picture of an apple on the side of one of the big buildings in Times Square.
Every New Year Eve during the last few seconds before midnight it stars to «fall» down the building, and when it gets to the bottom it’s the start of the new year.
Scotland »In Scotland New Year is a national holiday. The Scots begin to enjoy themselves on New Years Day. People in Scotland invite their friends to their houses to «see the old year out and the New Year in».
When the clock begins to strike 12, the head of the family goes to the entrance door, opens it wide and holds it until the last stroke. Then he shuts the door. He has let the old year out and let the New Year in.
Japan In Japan housewives start special food for New Years Day and on New Years Eve all the members of the family do a big cleaning up. The idea is to get rid of the dirt of the past year, and welcome the new. When the houses is clean they all sit round and watch television or get ready for New Years Day meal, which is the first meal of the year.
Then on the Japanese television or radio you can hear 108 bells. The 108 th bell rings just a second before the midnight. Some families put special kimonos or special dresses on and eat the special New Years Day food. They usually drink rice wine during the meal.