Топик: Holidays in Great Britain
Holidays in Great Britain
There are some holidays in G.B. They are Christmas
day, Boxing Day, new years day, Easter, mayday, spring bank holiday and simmer
Public holidays in G.B. are called bank holidays
because the banks as wall as most of the offices and shops are closed.
The most popular holiday is Xmas. Every year the
people of Norway give the city of London the present. It is a big Xmas tree and
it stands in Trufalger square. Central streets are beautifully decorated.
Before Xmas groups of singers go from house to house. They collect money for
charity and sing carols traditional Xmas songs. Many churches hold a carol
serves on the Sunday before Xmas.
The fun starts the night before, on the 24 of
December. This is the day when people decorate their trees. Children hang
stocking at the end of their beds, hoping that Santa Claus will come at night
and full them with toys and sweets.
Xmas is a family holiday. Relatives’ prepare for the
big Xmas dinner of turkey and Xmas pudding and every one gives and gets
The 26 of December, Boxing Day are an extra holiday
after Xmas. This is the time to meet friends or sit at home and watch TV. New
years day is less popular in Britain then Xmas.
Besides public holidays there are some special
holidays in Britain. One of them takes place on the 5 of November. On that day
in 1605 Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the House of Parliament and kill a King
James the first. But he didn’t succeeded. The King’s man found the bomb and
took Guy Fawkes to the tower. Sins what day the British celebrate the 5 of
There are also smaller holidays in G.B.
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