Курс профессиональной переподготовки
Курс профессиональной переподготовки
Самосюк Инна Петровна
Учитель английского языка
МБОУ г.Иркутска СОШ №73
Scotland is a part of the United Kingdom, located on the Вritish Isles and occupying approximately 30% of the island. Scotland is a very small country. It’s about 274 miles long. Scotland includes over 790 islands. The population of the country is about 5 million people
The symbol of the country is the thistle flower and the motto" No one can harm me with impunity " (Nemo me impune lacessit), which preaches some resentment against everyone and a wary attitude . Such an emblem demonstrates to all the severity and stubbornness of the Scottish character. This people is characterized by the desire to defend their identity, culture and traditions in any situation
Nothing reflects the identity and traditions of the people of Scotland more than national holidays. The culture and traditions of the population were formed under the influence of pagan and Celtic incidents. The holidays of Scotland are not very similar to the holidays that we used to celebrate in Russia.
These events are a kind of manifestation of the culture of the people, so they are always interesting and attractive for tourists.
New Year –
it begins to be celebrated on December 29-30 and ends on January 1-2. This holiday in Scotland is called Hogmanay. On New Year's Eve, people roll barrels of tar and thus burn all the bad things.
The birthday of Robert Burns
is a favorite national poet, whose work Scots are proud of, so January 25 is declared a public holiday here. Burns is considered a hero of the country, a great asset and talent. On this day, the locals arrange a special dinner, called Burns Supper (Burns Supper).
The Viking Age holiday
is one of the most interesting in Scotland, called Uphelio and is celebrated on January 29. It is dedicated to the historical events when brave warriors raided the territory of the islands of Scotland. On this day, crowds of bearded robbers in disguise walk the streets of Lerwick, holding lighted torches, blowing war horns and carrying a giant ship decorated with a dragon. At the end of the evening, the rook is solemnly burned.
is a holiday celebrated in Scotland on April 30 and May 1, when, according to legend, witches gather for a sabbath. Since the Catholic Church forbade events in honor of the "evil spirits", this day is officially dedicated to the nun Walburg. She worked real miracles, and after her death was canonized.
Scottish Independence Day
is a paradoxical holiday celebrated on 24 June. The fact is that in 1314, King Robert defeated the English monarch Edward II, and the country gained freedom. Today, Scotland is again part of the United Kingdom, so it is not a free state. Currently, on this day, colorful festivals are held on the streets of the country, which are accompanied by folk festivals, concerts, traditional songs and dances.
St. Andrew's Day
is the patron saint of Scotland, which is also a symbol of the country and its people. The national flag even depicts the St. Andrew's Cross, known all over the world. Every year, on November 30, the indigenous people remember the good deeds performed by the Great martyr, and conduct special rites. On this day, parties are organized, decorated in the national style and accompanied by folk dances, songs
Festival of Highland of Gathering
is a holiday celebrated in Scotland with Celtic, who were great dancers and musicians. It is dedicated to the harvest, so it starts on August 1 and lasts for a week. On these days, the locals light bonfires, have fun around them, arrange gatherings, wish each other good luck in business and wealth, and also dress up in funny costumes.
-takes place in Edinburgh and is an unofficial part of the International Festival of the Arts. This cultural event is accompanied by various programs, it is celebrated in August and lasts for 3 weeks. At this time, the city's theaters host children's and adult performances .
The T in the Park Festival
is Scotland's premier music festival, a crazy marathon that has been running in early July for more than 20 years. It lasts for several days, and the public lives in a tent city equipped with a game room, a spa area, a cinema, a bar and showers. The festival often features world-class stars.
is one of the most popular holidays in Scotland, which also originated thanks to the Celts. It is celebrated on October 31, on the eve of All Saints ' Day. In this game, children dress up in various costumes, go to the neighbors and collect candy. Streets and houses are usually decorated with garlands, artificial cobwebs, figures of spiders, bats and pumpkins.
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