Презентация на тему: " Some facts about British traditional holidays Done by: Irina Kalgina, Viktoriya Chibisova Project supervisor: Natal'ya Solodovnikova Talovaya,2009 Talovaya,2009." — Транскрипт:
Some facts about British traditional holidays Done by: Irina Kalgina, Viktoriya Chibisova Project supervisor: Natal'ya Solodovnikova Talovaya,2009 Talovaya,2009
IS A COUNTRY OF TRADITIONS What do you know about them? BRITAIN
CHRISTMAS (December,25) Christs Mass – the celebration of The birth of Jesus Christ. Xmas–Greek abbreviation. X is the first letter of the Greek word for Christ, Xristos.
CHRISTMAS (December,25) The Roman emperor Constantine was baptized in 337 AD. Christianity became the official state religion. And in 354 AD, Bishop Liberius of Rome reiterated the importance of celebrating Christs birth.
CHRISTMAS (December,25) It is believed that the custom of a Christmas tree began in Germany in the first half of the 700s. From Germany the custom spread to other parts of Western Europe. Europe.
Children hang long socks or stocks on their beds. They hope that Father Christmas (Santa Claus) will put his presents in them. He comes in the night! He comes in the night! He softly, silently comes; He softly, silently comes; While the little brown heads While the little brown heads On the pillows so white On the pillows so white Are dreaming of bugles and drums. Are dreaming of bugles and drums.
BONFIRE NIGHT (November,5) Remember, remember The fifth of November, Gunpowder treason and plot. We see no reason Why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! Guy Fawkes Night is connected with the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot. King James I was a protestant and hated Catholics.
BONFIRE NIGHT (November,5) Guy Fawkes and his friends decided to do away with the King and the members of Parliament. But he was arrested and hanged. British people mark this day by burning dummy (a guy) made of straw and old clothes on a bonfire.
(February,14) ST. VALENTINS DAY (February,14) February the fourteenth day, Its Valentine they say. I choose you from among the rest. The reason was I loved you best! St Valentines Day celebrates Friendship, love and romance. It has roots in several legends.
(February,14) ST. VALENTINS DAY (February,14) St. Valentine was a kind priest. When Roman Emperor Claudius II needed soldiers, he made a law against marrying. Valentine decided to marry young couples secretly. This story goes back to about 200AD.
(February,14) ST. VALENTINS DAY (February,14) Another legend tells us about the Christian priest Valentine. He Had been thrown in prison for his teaching. There Valentine cured s daughter of her blindness. Soon he the jailers daughter of her blindness. Soon he was executed. But the priest had written a letter to the girl, signing it From your Valentine.
TRADITIONS… THEY UNITE US THEY MAKE A NATION SPECIAL THEY MAKE A NATION SPECIAL THEY PLAY AN IMPORTANT THEY PLAY AN IMPORTANT PART IN PEOPLE'S LIFE PART IN PEOPLE'S LIFE