Country Studies Learn about New Year celebrations in the United States. "Ring out the old, ring in the new," wrote Alfred Lord Tennyson, the nineteenth century English poet. And that's exactly what Americans do every December 31. New Year's Eve is a time for merriment. At midnight bells ring, horns blow, and friends exchange kisses.
Year 2 Let's learn to speak about New Year's Day and winter holidays. Vocabulary fir-tree - ялина pine-tree - сосна We decorate fir-trees and pine-trees for Christmas and New Year. lights - вогні There are many little lights on the Christmas Tree. poem - вірш We learn poems. recite a poem - декламувати вірш Children recite poems
May the Season Bring You Every Happiness! Here are some New Year Wishes. New Year greetings come to you Along with hearfelt wishes too. May all you do meet with success, And bring you every happiness! Each time an old year closes And we start a year that's new We think of those we care
Read about Hogmanay and First Footing to learn Scottish traditions. Lang may yer lum reek! May you live long and well! At midnight on 31st December throughout Great Britain people celebrate the coming of the New Year, by holding hands in a large circle and singing a song: Should old acquaintance be forgot, And never
What is Hogmanay? For most of the world December 31 is New Year’s Eve, but in Scotland it’s something much more important: Hogmanay. Hogmanay is a very big deal in Scotland. It’s the biggest day in the festive calendar, a celebration that makes Christmas Day seem very small indeed – and it’s like nothing else
Here are some interesting facts about New Year's Eve in Scotland. The celebration of New Year's Eve is one of the oldest rites known to man. Even in primitive, ancient societies some sort of New Year ritual was celebrated, and the celebrtions were surprisingly similar to our own - composed of about equal parts noise,
New Year's Day - 1 January New Year's Day is the first day of the year. It is on 1 January in countries using the Gregorian calendar. Communities using other calendars celebrate New Year on other dates: the Jewish New Year, for example, is Rosh Hashanah (1 Tishri), which falls in September or October, and