January 1 - NEW YEAR'S DAY
On december 31 people usually visit their friends. There is of cause a lot of dancing and eating. An interesting tradition of Scatland - Scotish people bring a piece of coal for good luck in th New Year.
Fabruary 14 - ST. VALENTINE'S DAY
On this holiday British people buy or make Valentine cards and send them to people they love. Besides, they shouldn't write their names on the cards. Those who get them must guess who sent them.
March - MOTHER'S DAY
On Mother's Day children help their mother at home (at least theoretically) and give or send them presents and cards.
April - EASTER
At Easter British children eat chocolate Easter eggs. Sometimes parents hide them in the house or in the garden and childern look for them. This is the great difference between British people and Russians - we eat hen's eggs!
June - FATHER'S DAY
This is the analogy to Mother's day in March. On Father's Day children give or send their fathers and grandfathers cards and presents.
October 31 - HALLOWEEN
They say ghosts and witches come out on Halloween. Children make lanterns out of pumpkins. Some people have Halloween parties and dress as witches and ghosts. Interesting that this holiday became very popular also in our country.
December 25 - CHRISTMAS DAY
In the weeks before Christmas people are busy. They make or buy Christmas cards and send them to their friends, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. They also buy Christmas presents. Poeple buy Christmas trees and put them in their living rooms. Children decorate the Christmas tree with toys and little garlands. The traditional Christmas meal is roast turkey and Christmas pudding.
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