Holidays

There are many national holidays in the world, when people all over the country has free time and have special celebrations. For example in Russia the major holidays
is: New Year’s Day, Victory Day. The first holiday of the year is New Year’s Day.
People can meet new year at midnight on the 31st of December. They greet the
new year with champagne and listen to the Kremlin chimes beating 12 o’clock.
There are lots of New Year traditions in Russia. Inn every home there is a New Year
EVE glittering with colour lights and decorations. Children always wait for Santa Clause to come and give them a present. Many people consider New Year’s Day to
be a family holiday. But the young prefer to have New Year parties of their own.
The greatest national holiday in our country is Victory Day. On the 9lh of May,
1945, the Soviet Army and its allies completely defeated the German fascists and
the Second Woorld War ended. A lot of guests from different countries of the world
came to Moscow to participate in the celebrations. There are fewer public holidays
in Great Britain than in other European countries. They are: Christmas Day, New
Year’s Da

ay, Easter Monday, Spring Bank Holiday. Public holidays in Britain arc
called bank holidays, because the banks as well as most of the offices and shops
are closed. The most popular holiday is Christmas. Every year the people of
Norway give the city of London a present. It’s a big Christmas tree and it stands in Trafalgar Square. Central streets are beautifully decorated. The fun starts the night
before, on the 24th of December. Traditionally this is the day when people
decorate their trees. Children hang stockings at the end of their beds, hoping that
Father Christmas will come down the chimney during the night and fill them with
toys and sweets. New Year’s Day is less popular in Britain thhan Christmas. But in
Scotland, Hogmanay is the biggest festival of the year. Besides public holidays
there are some special festivals in Great Britain. There are also smaller, local
festivals in Britain. Now a few words about holidays in Brazil. The most important
event in brazil – this a festival in Rio-de-Janeiro, which passes each year at the end
of February the beginning of March. The festival lasts 4 days and 4 night. In Rio
there are special schools, which train the people to
o dance Samba and Lambada.
Each of these schools exposes on a holiday about 4000 dancers and 300
drummers. Other important event in Brazil in the year is ancient religious holiday
MACUMBA, which is celebrated by Brazilian in the new year eve. During this
holiday on sand of a beach KOPACABANA people place drinks and meal and
light candles thirsted in sand. People in the midnight throw in the water their gifts
and if ocean takes them, the year will be successful, but if it throws out on a coast,
the year will not present. In the different countries according to their traditions and
history, there is a set of various national holidays. To some up every issues holyday is good way to rest from everything and pay attention to yourself.

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