Реферат: Customs and traditions of English speaking countries

Every country and every nation has it's own traditions and customs.It's very important to know traditions and customs of different people. It willhelp you to know more about the history and life of different nations andcountries.

One cannot speak about England without speaking about it'straditions and customs .They are very important in the life of English people.Englishman are proud of their traditions and carefully keep them up.

There are six public holidays a year in G.B. Christmas day is one oftheir favorite holidays .It's celebrated on the 25-th of December. There aresome traditions connected with it. One of them is to give presents to eachother. It is not only children and members of family. It's a tradition to giveChristmas presents to the people you work with.

Another tradition is to send Christmas cards. All these cards arebrightly and colored. Most of big cities of G.B., especially London, aredecorated with colored lights and Christmas trees. On Trafalgar Square, in thecenter of London stands a big Christmas tree. It is a gift from the people ofOslo. It is over 50 feet high.

Many families celebrate Christmas day in the open air near theChristmas tree in order to catch the spirit of Christmas. Children findChristmas presents in their stockings. The traditional English dinner onChristmas is turkey and pudding. Other great holidays are: Father’s day,Mother’s day, Halloween and other.

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