Christmas in other countries

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Christmas in other countries

Δημοσίευση από luconic Την / Το Τρι Δεκ 11, 2007 1:17 pm

Hello there, little monsters! I would like to congratulate you on your excellent web site! I'm happy to be with you and i thank you for giving me this opportunity. Our day was very special today because Dimitra, our classmate who had had a very bad accident some weeks ago, returned to school. Let's hope that she will be completely well again soon. Please feel free to talk to me when you wish and don't forget I would be much happier to have your messages in ENGLISH!!!


Now, you can read about Christmas customs in other countries and get more in touch with other cultures.


Christmas in England

Christmas is celebrated on the 25th of December in England, with a Christmas dinner for the whole family.

During the weeks before Christmas Day, we send cards, watch nativity plays and go to carol services. We also decorate our homes and churches with green leaves, paper decorations and colourful electric lights. any of our Christmas customs began long before Jesus was born. They came from earlier festivals which had nothing to do with the Christian church. Long time ago people had mid-winter festivals when the days were shortest and the sunlight weakest. They believed that their ceremonies would give the sun back its power. The Romans, for example, held the festival of Saturnalia around 25 December. They decorated their homes with evergreens to remind them of Saturn, their harvest god, to return the following spring.ome of these customs and traditions were adopted by early Christians as part of their celebrations of Jesus' birthday.

In Victorian times some new ideas such as Father Christmas, Christmas cards and crackers were added to the celebrations.
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Δημοσίευση από fede Την / Το Τρι Δεκ 11, 2007 7:50 pm

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Δημοσίευση από RoUkI Την / Το Τρι Δεκ 11, 2007 8:26 pm

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"The Twelve Days of Christmas"

Δημοσίευση από luconic Την / Το Τετ Δεκ 12, 2007 1:01 pm

Good morning little monsters stroumfita and fede, I'm very well, thank you and very happy to hear from you. It's a cold day today so I'm thinking of "warming you up" a bit by giving you the lyrics of a very beautiful, traditional English song, "The Twelve Days of Christmas". It refers to the 12 days starting from 25th December and ending on 5th January. Have a first idea about it now and we'll also sing it all together in class. Prepare your melodical throats and catch your breath because you will need it! Here it is!

The Twelve Days of Christmas



On the first day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
A partridge in a pear tree.

On the second day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Two turtle doves
And a Partridge in a pear tree.

On the third day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Three French Hens,
Two turtle doves
And a Partridge in a pear tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Four calling birds,
Three French Hens,
Two turtle doves
And a Partridge in a pear tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French Hens,
Two turtle doves
And a Partridge in a pear tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Six geese a laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French Hens,
Two turtle doves
And a Partridge in a pear tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Seven swans a swimming,
Six geese a laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French Hens,
Two turtle doves
And a Partridge in a pear tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Eight maids a milking,
Seven swans a swimming,
Six geese a laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French Hens,
Two turtle doves
And a Partridge in a pear tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a milking,
Seven swans a swimming,
Six geese a laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French Hens,
Two turtle doves
And a Partridge in a pear tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Ten lords a leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a milking,
Seven swans a swimming,
Six geese a laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French Hens,
Two turtle doves
And a Partridge in a pear tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a milking,
Seven swans a swimming,
Six geese a laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French Hens,
Two turtle doves
And a Partridge in a pear tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas
my true love sent to me:
Twelve drummers drumming,
Eleven pipers piping,
Ten lords a leaping,
Nine ladies dancing,
Eight maids a milking,
Seven swans a swimming,
Six geese a laying,
Five golden rings,
Four calling birds,
Three French Hens,
Two turtle doves
And a Partridge in a pear tree.


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Δημοσίευση από dragon Την / Το Πεμ Δεκ 13, 2007 8:06 pm

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Δημοσίευση από luconik Την / Το Σαβ Δεκ 22, 2007 2:34 pm

Advent Calendar - Day 22

There are 13 Jolasveinars (Father Christmas) in Iceland. Each one has a different name. See if you can pronounce their names: Stekkjarstaur, Giljagaur, Stufur, Thvorusleikir, Pottaskefill, Askasleikir, Hurdarskellir, Skyrgamur, Bjugnakraekir, Gluggagaegir, Gattathefur, Ketkrokur and Kertasnikir.
Jolasveinars are different from the Father Christmas we know because they do naughty things like slamming doors. They are sometimes called 'Christmas boys because of the mischief they do.

Each Jolasveinar is naughty in different ways. Candle Beggar snatches candles. Meat Hooker tries to run off with the roast and Door Slammer awakens sleepers by slamming doors.

The 13 Jolasveinars each arrive on a different day, beginning Dec. 12 until Christmas Day.

December 23rd is St. Thorlakur's Day named after Iceland's major native Saint, Thorlakur Thorhallsson. There is a tradition in Iceland to eat the fish named skate on this day.

In Iceland they open their presents around the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve.

The traditional Christmas dinner is smoked lamb.

The last day of Christmas is celebrated on 6th of January and is called "Threttandinn". Bonfires are lit and they have fireworks.
3 days till Christmas Day!

Dear Father Christmas,
I am going to give Rudolf a carrot.
Mummy has some brandy for you and a mince pie.
I am being very, very good.
I am sooooooooo excited!
Because you will visit my house soon!







Today is the shortest day of the year in England
and in other countries in the top half of the world.

It is the longest day in the southern part of the world

Today is also known as Yule or the
Winter Solstice (first day of Winter in the top half of the world)

It is the first day of Summer in Australia and in
countries in the southern part of the world.

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