Christmas: customs and traditions
Christmas tongue twisters Santa's sleigh slides on slick snow.Tiny Timmy trims the tall tree with tinsel.Bobby brings bright bells.Chilly chipper children cheerfully chant.
Answer the questions: What do you know about Christmas?
2. What traditional Christmas meals do you know ?
Turkey, pudding, pumpkin pie, vegetables. Santa Clause, holiday, Christmas tree, birch tree. Christmas pudding, Easter, ring, horseshoe. Trousers, stockings, presents, socks. 23rd December, 24th December, 25th December, 26th December. Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas.
Silent night Silent night, holy night!All is calm, all is bright. Round you Virgin, Mother and child, Holy Infant so tender and mild,Sleep in heavenly peace. Silent night, holy night! Shepherds quake at the sight. Glory streams from Heaven afar. Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia Christ the Saviour is born, Christ the Saviour is born. Silent night, holy night!Son of God, Love’s pure light. Radiant beams from Thy holy face,With the dawn of redeeming grace, Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth, Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth.
Colours of Christmas The colours most closely associated with the Christmas season are: red, white and green. Some say that this is because of the red and green plants of wintertime contrasting with the white snow.
Red means love and reflects our warmth and love for each other. It is also the colour that is considered the greatest excitement. As a religious symbol it stands for fire, blood, and charity.
Green means hope and the eternal longing for spring and all the promises of the future. Green is the symbol of nature, youth, and the hope of eternal life.
White means purity and is represented by the crystalline form of water and the snowflake. White is the religious symbol which stands for light, purity, joy and glory.
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Christmas quiz 1. When was Christmas first celebrated? Around 100 AD In the 4th Century 1935
2. Where did the Christmas tree tradition originate? Germany Israel New England
3. Who probably was the first man to illuminate a Christmas tree with candles? Pope John I Martin Luther St.Nicolas
1. What do you like/don’t like to do at Christmas? 2. How do you celebrate Christmas in your family? 3. What gifts do you usually prepare for your friends and relatives? 4. Do you enjoy making greetings cards to their friends and family? *** In my opinion… From my point of view… It seems to me… There is no doubt… First of all….. Because I’m fond of …. It’s important for me… Then……