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The tradition of birthday parties started in Europe a long ago. It was feared that evil spirits were particularly attracted to people on their birthdays. To protect them from harm, friends and family would come to be with birthday person and bring good thoughts and wishes. Giving gifts brought even more good cheer to keep away the evil spirits. This is how birthday parties began.
At first it was only kings who were recognized important enough to have a birthday celebration. As time went by, children became included in birthday celebrations. The first children’s birthday parties happened in Germany and were called Kinderfeste.
Some traditions are quite similar in many parts of the world; birthday candles which carry wishes up to God, birthday games which check how much more a child can do compared to last year, and pinches (ущипывания) or taps ( шлепки) which bring good luck for the coming year. Some traditions are more specific to certain countries.
The tradition of birthday parties started in order to have a celebration for friends and relatives on that day.
On this day friends and family brought their good wishes and presents to frighten evil spirits away.
The first celebrations were organized for children.
The first children’s parties were organized in Germany.
Such traditions as cakes with candles and birthday games are similar in many countries.
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Are guilty of, work out, recognize, come true, receive.
May all your wishes … … .
I believe we should … … a code of behavior for school pupils that everybody should follow.
It’s always pleasant to … a birthday gift.
Do you think he will … us? We haven’t met for five years.
It’s a good idea to apologise if you … … … something.
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Mary ( think) her costume ( be) the best.
Nick ( hope) he (have) a good time.
Kate ( think) she ( enjoy) every moment of the party.
Hапишите аглийские эквиваленты следующих русских слов:
Поздравлять с ; на счастье; оказать почтение; подавать( о еде); пожелать кому-либо что-либо.