There are a number of holidays, which are celebrated
in Great Britain every year.
One of them is, of course, New Year's Day on the first
of January. It is not so popular in England as in our country, but it is rather
popular in Scotland. On that day people usually visit their friends and there
is a lot of dancing and eating. In Scotland people bring a piece of coal for
good luck in the New Year.
The next holiday of the year is St. Valentine's Day.
It is on the 14th of February. People buy or make Valentine cards and send them
to the people they love.
In March there is Mother's Day. All the children,
little or adult ones, come to their mothers on that day to express their love
In April there is Easter. At Easter children eat
chocolate Easter eggs. Sometimes parents hide them in the ho-use or in the
garden and children have to look for them.
In June there is Father's Day. On Father's Day
children give or send their fathers and grandfathers cards and presents.
On the 31st of October there is a Halloween. They say
ghosts and witches come out on Halloween. People make lanterns out of pumpkins.
Some people have Halloween parties and dress as witches and ghosts.
The 25th of December is Christmas Day. It is one of
the people's favourite holidays. People put Christmas trees in their houses and
decorate them. There are beautiful Christmas decorations in the streets. On
Christmas Eve everybody puts the presents under the Christmas tree. People say
that at night Father Christmas puts presents into the stockings which children
usually hang on their beds. The traditional Christmas meal is roast turkey and
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