Mothers Day or Mothering Sunday is held in March on the fourth Sunday in Lent. On this day sons and daughters present their mothers with gifts. On this day children of all ages return to their homes.
There are fewer public holidays in Great Britain than in other European countries. They are:Christmas Day,Boxing Day,New Year`s Day,Good Friday,Easter Monday,May Day,Spring Bank Holiday and Summer Bank Holiday. St. Valentines Day Halloween Mothers Day (Mothering Sunday)
St. Valentines Day is held on the 14 th of February. It is the day when people send gifts and valentines to their sweethearts. Valentine is a colourful card with a short love verse composed by the sender. It is a kind of a love-token. People who send Valentine cards do not sign them. Those who get them must guess who the sender is.
Halloween is the holiday on the eve of All Saints Day. Halloween means holy evening. Halloween spirits.
Christmas is celebrated on December 25. On Christmas Day people usually stay with their families and give each other presents.The most popular holiday is Christmas.Every year the people of Norway give the city of London a present.It is a big Christmas tree and it stands in Trafalgar Square.Central streets are beautifully decorated.
Since that day British celebrate the 5 th November.They burn a dummy,made of straw and old clothes,on a bonfire ahd let off fireworks. This dummy is called a «guy» (like Guy Fawkes) and children can often be seen in the streets before the 5 th of November saying, «Penny for the guy.»If they collect enough money they can buy some fireworks.
New Year`s Day is less popular in Britain that Christmas.But in Scotland,Hogmanay is the biggest festival of the year. In England New Year is not so popular as in Russia.Every Famile celebrates it in its own way.