Today we’ll discover different traditions celebrated during Christmas holiday in different countries. Do you know what a wren is? Where can you find famous Christmas Markets? or Where can you meet Santa? Continue reading and you’ll find out. [Read more…]
Le mois de juillet en France, c’est surtout le 14 juillet, jour de la Fête nationale. Tous les corps de l’armée française défilent sur les Champs Elysées à Paris, des feux d’artifice sont tirés partout en France, et dans tous les villes et villages, on organise des bals populaires, en particulier dans les casernes des pompiers. Le 14 juillet commémore la prise de la Bastille en 1789, le point de départ de la Révolution française et de la chute de l’ordre monarchique. [Read more…]
The Independence Day of the United States (The Fourth of July) is the National Holiday, celebrated on July 4th. This day marks the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1784 in which the country proclaimed its formal separation from the British Empire. It is usually celebrated with many outdoor activities such as parades, baseball games and fireworks displays. [Read more…]
Wir haben es in den Nachrichten gesehen und somit brauchen wir nicht die Fakten und Zahlen zu wiederholen, die sich auf die schrecklichen Überschwemmungen der letzten Tage im Süden und Osten Deutschlands beziehen. Die betroffenen Länder, zu denen Sachsen – Anhalt, Brandenburg, Bayern und Baden Württemberg gehören, wurde der Notstand ausgerufen und über 11.000 Personen wurden in Deutschland evakuiert. Es wurden auch Todesfälle gemeldet. [Read more…]
Is Britain a country?
Britain isn’t a country. Britain or Great Britain is in fact made up of England, Scotland and Wales; each of which are separate countries. The United Kingdom (the UK) refers to Britain and Northern Ireland.
The UK has a population of 61.5 million and its currency is the sterling pound, unlike most of the rest of Europe which uses the euro. [Read more…]
Reading and Speaking
More than 16 million British people regularly carry out routines they believe will bring them luck – or ward off bad good luck. There are many superstitions in the UK, but one of the most widespread is to walk under a ladder – even if it means getting off the pavement and go through a busy street.
The first day of the month of May is known as May Day. It is the time of year when warmer weather begins and flowers and trees start to bloom. May Day is also the time of year when people start to rejoice and celebrate the upcoming days of summer. [Read more…]
The meaning of many different customs observed during Easter Sunday have been buried with time. Their origins lie in pre-Christian religions and Christianity. All in some way or another are a “salute to spring,” marking re-birth. The white Easter lily has come to capture the glory of the holiday. The word “Easter” is named after Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon goddess of Spring [Read more…]
Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Canada, Europe, the United States, Mexico and Australia on 14th of February. In the United States more than 1 billion love cards are sent each year, making it the second most card celebration after Christmas. Valentine’s Day is not only a open exhibition of affection, nowadays it has also become huge business. [Read more…]
Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) is the last day before Ash Wednesday which Christians call Lent. They used to eat pancakes because it is a period of abstinence. Thus, Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to eat the food that isn’t allowed in Lent (dairy products and eggs).