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Christmas Christmas is Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas Day is observed on the 25th of December. For millions of Christians throughout the world it is the happiest and the busiest time of the year. Children write letters to Santa Claus and tell him what presents they would like to get. People send Christmas cards to relatives and friends. On Christmas Eve or Christmas morning, families open their presents. A traditional Christmas dinner consists of stuffed turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and a variety of other dishes.
The Easter Easter is one of the most important holidays in Christianity. It’s a time for giving and receiving presents, mostly Easter eggs. We can say that the egg is the most popular emblem of Easter, but spring-time flowers are also used to stress the nature’s awakening. Nowadays there are a lot of chocolate Easter eggs, having some small gifts inside. Egg-rolling is a traditional Easter pastime. You roll the eggs down a clope until they are cracked and broken, after they are eaten up.
ST. VALENTINE’S DAY It’s the day when boys and girls, sweethearts and lovers, husbands and wives, friends and neighbours, and even the office staff will exchange greetings of affections, undying love or satirical comment. People send to each other greeting cards, chocolate and flowers. There is a version of the First Valentine. It was a bishop, a Christian martyr who before he was put to death by the Romans sent a note of friendship to his jailer’s blind daughter. Valentine cards are usually decorated with symbols of love and friendship. This day has become traditional for many couples to become engaged.
Guy Fawkes Day November 5th is a famous day in British history. Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated on this day. Guy Fawkes was a member of a group of British Roman Catholics who were involved in aplot to kill King James I on November 5th, 1605. The group planned to use gunpowder toblow up the Houses of Parliament when the King was there. Guy Fawkes was caught guarding the barrels of gunpowder in a cellar below parliament. After he was caught, he was accused of treason, badly tortured and then killed. Today this day is remembered by the lighting of bonfires that have a doll of Guy Fawkes on them (the doll is called a ‘Guy’) and with fireworks displays.