Holiday season greetings
Famous winter holidays
•New year’s eve
A holiday celebrated on the 31st of October where kids dress up in costumes and ask neighbors for candy.
People put pumpkins on their front porch.
What do kids usually do on Halloween?
On Halloween kids ____ __ with costumes.
On Halloween children ask _______ for candies.
Kids usually say “_______ or ______” when they ask for candies.
Propositions: dress up - neighbors - treat - treat
Thursday, Nov 24, (the fourth Thursday in November) – the day before Black Friday.
Thanksgiving Day traditionally kicks off the 'holiday season' in the United States.
Thanksgiving Day can be traced back to the 1621 celebration at the Plymouth Plantation, where the religious refugees from England known popularly as the Pilgrims invited the local Native Americans to a harvest feast after a particularly successful growing season.
Can you name famous winter holidays?
•A celebration where kids ask for candies: ____________
•A celebration where people are thankful/grateful for what they received: __________
•A celebration for anyone who doesn’t celebrate Christmas: _______
Turkey: It is a tradition for families to prepare a large meal that includes turkey and mashed potatoes on this day.
Stuffing (also known as dressing): a mix of bread cubes, chopped celery, carrots, onions and sage stuffed inside the turkey for roasting.
Chestnuts, chopped bacon or sausage, and raisins or apples are also sometimes included in the stuffing.
Pies: pumpkin pies are most common, but pecan, apple, sweet potato pies are also quite popular.
What is Black Friday?
A. A holiday
B. A type of Turkey
C. A type of stuffing
D. A giant sales day
What is a harvest?
A. A feast
B. A wind
C. A holiday
D. A crop.
What do we usually have (eat) on Thanksgiving?
B. Pumpkin pie
C. Mashed potatoes
D. Roasted turkey
E. All of the above
What famous internet sales' day comes after Black Friday?
A. Cyber world
B Cyber turquey
C. Cyber web
D. Cyber monday
What does this picture represent?
A. This is a picture of my English teacher
B. This is a picture of my brother
C. This is a picture of a bird
D. This is a picture of Turkey
The year 2016 will see the 50th annual Kwanzaa, the African American holiday celebrated from December 26 to January 1.
It is estimated that some 18 million African Americans take part in Kwanzaa.
Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday, nor is it meant to replace Christmas. It was created by Dr. Maulana "Ron" Karenga, a professor of Black Studies, in 1966.
His goal was to design a celebration that would honor the values of ancient African cultures and inspire African Americans who were working for progress.
Celebrants decorate with red, black, and green as well as African-style textiles and art.