National holidays of the USA and Uzbekistan
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - National holidays of the USA and Uzbekistan
Imagine you have got an invitation from your friend who lives in the
USA to take part in their national holidays. Tell what you know about
the holiday traditions in this country.
Look at Mind Map
and make up as many sentences as possible.
in the USA
The most widely celebrated holiday of the Christian year,
Christmas is observed as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus.
Christmas customs are centuries old. Use of such plant as a holly
comes from the ancient belief that such plants blossomed at
Christmas. Comparatively recent is the Christmas tree, first set up in
Germany in the 17th century, and the use of candles on trees
developed from the belief that candles appeared by miracle on the
trees at Christmas.
This holiday is observed in all Christian churches. Easter
commemorates the Resurrection of Jesus. It is celebrated on
the first Sunday after the full moon which occurs on the next
day after March 21 and is celebrated between March 22 and
April 25 inclusive. .
This day honors American soldiers killed in wars. There
are many parades on Memorial Day. Memorial Day, which
comes on the last Monday in May is also the unofficial
beginning of the summer vacation season. On Memorial Day,
many people go to the beach.
On July 4, 1776, the American colonies declared their
independence from Britain. Many families celebrate the Fourth
at night, watching fireworks.
This holiday on October 31 is not an official one, it is a very
special day. It is traditionally associated in some countries with
old customs such as telling ghost stories, bonfires and so on.
This is the way the Celts welcomed the beginning of winter.
March 8 International Women's Day
Mar 21 Navruz
May 9 Day of Memory and Remembrance
September 1 Independence Day
December 8 Constitution Day
Note: Muslim holidays are determined in accordance with a Lunar
In the USA
New Year Day
Can you find similarities and differences between Uzbek and
American Holidays. Eg.
In the USA
New Year Day
Uzbek people decorate a
New Year Tree on this
decorate a New Year Tree
Uzbek people celebrate
Navruz National holday
on 21st of March
American people do not
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