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Holidays and celebrations

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Transcript of Holidays and celebrations

St Patrick's Day
( Patron Saint of Ireland)
The church festival of St. Patrick, is regarded
as national day in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
March 17th
February 14th
St Valentine's Day (Christian)
A time to tell someone that you love him/her. Both men and women can send cards. Traditionally names are not written on the cards.
February 14th
On October 31st, we celebrate Halloween, thought to be the one night of the year when ghosts, witches, and fairies are especially active.
American Thanksgiving is celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November.
Thanksgiving is celebrated with great dinners,
prayers and visits among friends and families.
Parades and football games are some of the
events enjoyed on the day as well.
July 4th - Independence Day in USA.

The 4th of July is one of America's favorite
holidays as we celebrate our independence
and eat plenty of BBQ while we watch fireworks.
Groundhog's Day is celebrated in Canada and the United States on February 2nd. Tradition says that if a groundhog comes out of its burrow and does not see his shadow, because the day is cloudy, winter will soon end.
BUT, if a groundhog does see his shadow, because the weather is bright and clear, the sight of his own shadow will scare him into ducking back into his burrow. That means winter will continue for 6 more weeks.
Christmas is an annual celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. The holiday is normally celebrated on December 25.
Remember, remember,
the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
We see no reason why
Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!"

On 5 November every year, children in Britain get excited because it is Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes' Night). We lit bonfires and enjoy fireworks displays. On top of the fire is a guy (a homemade model of a man, like a scarecrow).

We do these things because we're remembering when the King of England, James l, and the Houses of Parliament were nearly blown up with gunpowder

St Valentine's day
Easter
May 17th
Norwegian constitution day
Midsummer
June 23rd
Click on a month
and find days to
celebrate.
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