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25 11, 2020

Thanksgiving Customs

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Read about Some Thanksgiving Customs Thanksgiving Day is on the fourth Thursday in November. It is a time for big family reunions and big dinners, a time to eat turkey, stuffing, corn, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. But between endless bites of food, Americans also take time to feel grateful for whatever is good in

30 10, 2020

Halloween Celebrations

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Halloween Read about Halloween celebrations in the USA today Halloween is celebrated by nearly all American children and over 70% of adults also participate in some Halloween activity. College students and other young adults may attend masquerade parties or Halloween parades. Many families carve pumpkins and decorate the outside of their homes with the traditional

23 10, 2019

Halloween Holiday of Fun

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Read about Halloween Holiday of Fun Level A1 Elementary In autumn British and American children like to celebrate a very nice holiday – Halloween holiday of fun. It is on the thirty-first of October. People put pumpkins on the window-sills or at the doors. They cut eyes, a nose and a mouth on the pumpkin

18 12, 2018

St. Nicholas’ Day in Ukraine

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December 19, St. Nicholas' Day in Ukraine One of the most popular and beloved winter holidays in Ukraine is St. Nicholas' Day. The Ukrainian version of Santa Claus St. Nicholas brings something more than just presents for kids - the day marks the beginning of the winter holiday season in Ukraine. St. Nicholas' Day is

6 11, 2018

Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night in Great Britain

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Read and speak about a very popular autumn festival celebrated in the UK on November 5th. You'll know why it is called Bofire Night and Guy Fawkes Night. Speak about Bonfire Night in Great Britain  In the UK, Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated on November 5th. It is a very popular festival

6 11, 2018

Guy Fawkes Night

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Read the text about Guy Fawkes Night celebration in Great Britain  and do the quiz. Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night is one of the most popular festivals in Britain. It commemorates the discovery of the so-called Gunpowder Plot, and is widely celebrated on November 5 all over the country. In 1605 King James I

30 10, 2018

Halloween Fun Activities

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What Halloween Fun Activities Do You Know? Read about trick-or-treating, bobbing for apples and other fun activities on Halloween On October 31, dozens of children dressed in costumes knock on their neighbors' doors and yell, "Trick or Treat" when the door opens. Pirates and princesses, ghosts and popular heroes of the day all hold bags open

29 10, 2018

Symbols of Halloween

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What Are the Symbols of Halloween? Halloween originated as a celebration connected with evil spirits. Witches flying on broomsticks with black cats, ghosts, goblins and skeletons have all envolved as symbols of Halloween.  They are popular trick-or-treat costumes, and decorations for greeting cards and windows. Black is one of the traditional Halloween colors, probably because

29 10, 2018

Halloween in the USA

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How about learning American customs and traditions? Read and speak about Halloween in the USA. The Beginning of the Holiday of Halloween Hundreds of years before the birth of Christ, the Celts - the inhabitants of France and the British isles - held a festival at the beginning of every winter for the Lord of

6 03, 2017

Easter in English-Speaking Countries

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Let's speak about traditions of celebrating Easter in English-speaking countries Easter is a time of rejoicing. It comes in spring, a joyful time for everyone. The date of Easter is not the same from year to year. But it always comes on the first Sunday after the first spring full Moon. For Christians Easter is