Popular English Holiday Traditions Around the World
A holiday is a period set aside for public celebration or observance where normal daily activities, particularly work or school including social work or church activities are either suspended or completely reduced. In general, holidays are designed to let people to celebrate or recall an occasion or tradition of national or cultural importance. Holidays are also noted as one of the most popular times of the year where people get together and have picnics, barbecues, and other forms of relaxation. Historically, a holiday usually coincides with the New Year and Christian festivals such as Christmas and New Years.
Holidays are now celebrated in different ways in different parts of the world. Some common types of holidays celebrated around the world include Christmas, New Year’s Day, Saint Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas without a church, Palm Sunday, Saint Patrick’s Day, New Year’s Eve, Saint Barbara’s Day, Spring Flowers Day and Independence Day. As stated above, many of the holidays celebrated around the globe today were traditionally observed on certain dates in ancient history. For example, on the date of Saint Valentine’s Day, people would visit their relatives and loved ones to tell them that they were now parting, or that they should be happy and that they would remember their friends and relatives.
The first holiday that we observe on the calendar that falls within our calendar on the second Tuesday of the month of December is called NOVEmber. This holiday marks the defeat of the virulent flu and was proclaimed by the British government as “the year without a summer”. On this day, many English people celebrated the end of summer by going out to sea, or else by staying indoors and watching television. In the United States, a lot of people did not go out on the Fourth of July because it fell on July 4th.
The fourth holiday that falls on the December calendar is known as “Christmas tree”, because many English people decorate their houses with poinsettia, mistletoe, holly, and ivy leaves. On Christmas Day, many people wear long dresses, which are called “maid dresses”, and they usually wear red, white, and green ribbons as well. Another English custom that is observed on Christmas Day is sending each other cards, which can be bought or handmade. All of these traditions are based on the fact that during the winter, when it is cold, it is nice to stay indoors and not go outdoors to enjoy the sunshine.
The fifth holiday that falls on the December calendar is known as “Halloween”. On the traditional September fourth, people all over the world commemorate the harvest festival of eating apples. On Halloween, people get costumes, which usually include a black cat, broom, cactus, and a green bean. In America, it was believed that on Halloween, jack-o’-lanterns can be put on peoples’ doors, so as to frighten away evil spirits. Since many people like to visit haunted houses for Halloween treats, many new traditions for this holiday have been developed, including haunted house tours, and trick or treating in neighborhoods.
Some of the most popular English holidays that are celebrated around the world are Christmas, New Year’s, Thanksgiving, St. Patrick’s Day, and Halloween. These holidays celebrate things that we believe are special to us. They allow us to show how much we love and care about other people, while still getting things done at the same time. Although they may be different from our own holidays, they are a wonderful way to show respect for other people, to extend a warm holiday season, and to make people around us feel good.