"Traditions and Customs in Great Britain"Завантажити презентацію
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Crufts Dog Show In February. Valuable dogs from all over the world compete in Birmingham. The best dog gets the title Crufts Supreme Champion.
Saint Valentine’s Day February 14 Was started in the time of Roman Empire. Is dedicated to St. Valentine. People send a card to someone they love, like, fancy or admire.
The Boat Race In March A rowing race between the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. On the river Thames in London (7,2 km).
Pancake Day In March The last day before Lent. Pancake race-running while holding a pancake in a frying pan. Competitors have to throw it in the air and catch it again in the pan.
Easter In April. The celebration of the Resurrection of Christ Schools are closed for two weeks. People give each other chocolate eggs that are wrapped in silver paper.
The London Marathon One of the biggest marathons in the world. Each year about 30,000 people start the race and about 25,000 finish. Raise money for charity.
May Day May 1 A pagan festival to celebrate the end of winter and welcome summer. Children dance around the maypole and sing songs.
Chelsea Flower Show In May Britain’s most important flower and garden show. Thousands of people come to see the prize flowers and specially built gardens.
Midsummer Day June 24 Summer solstice. People stay up until midnight to welcome in midsummer day. When the fires die down, men run or jump through it to bring good luck.
Trooping The Colour The second Saturday in June. Celebrates the Queen’s official birthday. Lots of marching, military music and the soldiers are dressed in colourful uniforms.