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Different Families – Different Holidays FILL IN THE TABLE: COUNTRIES HOLIDAYS 1. Australia 1, 2, 3 2. the USA 1, 2, 5 3. the UK 1, 5 4. Canada 1, 2, 4 5. Russia 2, 7, 8, 9 6. New Zealand 1, 2, 6 • On the 25 th of December ; ‡ The greatest holiday ; ‡ X - mas cards ; ‡ Decorate a Christmas tree ; ‡ Small presents . Victory Day • On the 9 th of May ; • the victory over Nazi Germany ; ‡ Remembering who died ; ‡ Parade on the Red Square ; • Night Firework . Independence Day in Russia • On the 12 th of June 12 th ; ‡ First celebrated in 1992 ; ‡ The Day of Russia ; • Night firework . Independence Day in the USA • On the 4 th of July; ‡ Birthday of the United States; • The Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776; • Parades; ‡ Firework. CHECK YOUR ANSWERS: • Catholic Christmas is celebrated on the 25 th of December. • People love everything about Christmas Day. • Colored lights decorate many town centers and shops . • People share a home cooked meal with friends I n front of the decorated Christmas tree . • Traditional meal consists of roast turkey or goose, served with roast potatoes and other vegetables. • On 9 May 1945 the German military surrendered to the Soviet Union . • Victory Day is by far one of the biggest Russian holidays . • Russia celebrates the victory over Nazi Germany . • A huge military parade is annually organized in Moscow on Red Square . • Flowers and wreaths are laid on wartime graves . CHECK YOUR ANSWERS: • Russia Day is a holiday, somewhat similar to independence day . • Russian parliament formally declared Russian sovereignty over Russia . • Independence Day is celebrated on June 12 . • The holiday was officially established in 1992 . • This holiday also called Russia Independence Day, but it never had such a name in official documents . CHECK YOUR ANSWERS: • People have day - long picnics with favorite foods like hot dogs . • The holiday recalls the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4 , 1776 . • On July 4 , Americans have holiday from work . • Independence Day is regarded as the birthday of the United States as a free and independent nation . • In the evening people gather to watch firework displays . CHECK YOUR ANSWERS: 1. When is Christmas celebrated in Russia? a. December, 31 st b. January, 7 th c. December, 25 th 2. When do people decorate eggs and bake Easter cakes? a. St Valentine’s Day b. New Year c. Easter 3. What is children’s most favourite holiday in the USA and Great Britain? a. Easter b. Christmas c. Halloween 4. What is the most popular holiday in the USA? a. Christmas day b. Mother’s Day c. Independence day 5. When is Guy Fawkes Night celebrated? a. December, 25 th b. March, 8 th c. November, 5 th 6. What holiday do people dress witches’, ghosts’ and skeletons’ costumes on? a. Christmas b. Halloween c. Mother’s Day 7. When is Victory Day celebrated? a. December, 7 th b. September, 1 st c. May, 9 th 8. What is the most popular holiday in Russia? a. Independence Day b. Easter c. New Year 9. What holiday is celebrated on the 14 th of February? a. Easter b. Mother’s Day c. St Valentine Day ANSWER THE QUESTIONS: CHECK YOUR ANSWERS: 1. b 2. с 3. с 4. с 5. с 6. b 7. с 8. с 9. с VICTORY DAY IN NORILSK: TRUE OR FALSE: 1 . Victory Day isn’t celebrated in Norilsk . 2 . We have a parade on the 9 th of May . 3 . We put the flowers to the eternal fire . 4 . We haven’t a firework in this day . 5 . We haven’t a work - free day on 9 th of May . CHECK YOUR ANSWERS: 1. False 2. True 3. True 4. True 5. False HOMETASK: My favourite Family Holiday (a letter to your pen friend) .