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Unknown festivals of Great Britain Малоизвестные праздники Великобритании Выполнила ученица 5 в класса Гуц Ангелина Руководитель Учитель I квалификационной категории Криниченко Г.М.
Up-Helly-Aa last Tuesday of January It is sometimes called the feast of torches. And it appeared thanks to the Vikings. It is celebrated on the last Tuesday of January. The main action is burning of boat Generally, the Viking burial was conducted by burning. It was believed that the spirit of the slain with the smoke from the fire rises to heaven for warriors, where he prepared a reward for a dignified death.
st.Patrick day the 17th of March 17 March holiday memory of the Irish St. Patrick, who became the personification of the Irish soul. St. Patrick's Day has long gone beyond the borders of Ireland, becoming an international holiday.
Fools day the 1st of April The festivities of the day of the spring sun accompanied by jokes, pranks and funny antics.
Birthday of Queen British Queen celebrates her birthday twice a year. Her real birthday is 21st of April she celebrates in her family. The official birthday of British monarch is celebrated in one of Saturdays of June. This day is celebrated every year with luxury at Windsor Castle.
Walpurgis night 30 th of April Walpurgis Night - is the main coven, as well as one of the major pagan holidays devoted to fertility. Huge bonfires are lit to ward off witches fly that night on the Sabbath. After sunset, the boys begin to scream and explode firecrackers. Because the best means of spirits - the noise.
May day the first Monday of the month It is celebrated In England with street parades and folk festivals. The king and queen of May are selected. They govern all activities on this day Musicians, create here the real atmosphere of a medieval carnival.
Running with rolling cheese This is a very unusual and fun competition takes place in a small town Coopers Hill on the last Monday of May. “One" and cheese allowed from mountain «Two» and chase starts . The winner catches up first this cheese. There is also some money for prizes
Day of spring 25th of May Spring Day is a symbol of spring flowers. On the eve of the holiday houses and streets are decorated with guirlands of England spring flowers Everywhere hang festive lights. At the beginning of the day flower parades are held.
The day of St. Swithun The 15th of July On this day in England it celebrated a holiday dedicated to St. Swithun, Bishop, builder of temples and weather forecaster. By King Egbert St. Swithun was the tutor of his son. Soon St. Swithun became Bishop of Winchester, but remained a confidant of the king until his death.
World Day lefties August 13 In many schools across the country children lefties have to still learn to write letters with his right hand, which causes psychological stress and lower student achievement. On this day, lefties around the world try to pay attention of producers of goods to the needs of lefties. In addition to this day they arrange variety of activities and competitions.
Guy Fawkes Day, November 5 Guy Fawkes Day or Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated in the night of November 5, the memory of the failure of the conspiracy against the king of England Jacob 1. Every family prepares Scarecrow of Guy in advance, and then in the evening, it is burned in the street. Children face smeared with charcoal run around bonfires. Fireworks start. The money is collected by children. They are asking for "a coin for the kid Guy".
Boxing Day The 26th of December, Boxing Day, is an extra holiday after Christmas. This is the time to visit friends and relatives or be a spectator at one of the many sporting events. Boxing Day is the day when you would receive gifts, known as a "Christmas box" On this day in stores there are grandiose sales, often with incredible discounts ...
Have you noticed how many English holiday falls on a Monday? Maybe it's an attempt of British to get rid of the "tradition" Monday is a difficult day? Why not? Maybe in our country it is worth inventing a few such holidays???
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