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

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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 to catch the candy or other

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