on the first day of the lunar year last fifteen days do spring cleaning , decorate their houses On New Year’s Eve, dinner, watch the Spring Festival programme, watch fi
reworks, set off firecrackers get lucky money Lantern Festival
New Year’s Day
National Day Army Day
May Day Children’s Day Dragon Boat Festival
Chinese festivals and holidays
Discuss when the festivals take place, what they celebrate and what people do at that time.
Festival Time What it celebrates What people do
Dragon Boat Festival Ching Ming Festival
on the fifteenth day of the new year ( 15th, in the lunar calendar) lanterns: symbols of good fortune, happiness and health. “dragon” and “lion ” dances
? In September ? The day we enjoy the full moon
? Play lanterns and eat moon cakes
Dragon Boat Festival
? In June
? The day that the poet Qu Yuan died ? Eat rice dumplings and watch boat races
Ching Ming Festival
? In April
? The day we remember our dead relatives ? Visit graves
What festivals of foreign countries do you know?
Valentine’s Day Easter Fool’s Day
? In May
? We give flowers and presents to our mothers.
Read the following descriptions about western festivals and guess which festival they convey? It is one of the most important festivals in western countries. People usually celebrate it together with their family members. A kind-hearted old man put the gifts in the stockings for children secretly at night. People send cards or gifts to others.
? On December 25th ? It is the birthday of Jesus Christ ? Go to the parties and churches , give cards and presents to our friends and relatives
Read the following descriptions about western festivals and guess which festival they This convey? festival happens at the beginning of the
Usually most young people are happy on this day. They send flowers and chocolate or some other gifts to the one they love.
? In February ? People send roses and cards to the people they love.
Read the following descriptions about western festivals and guess which festival they convey? ?This festival happens in winter. ?Every family has a feast on this day.
?Turkey is the most important food on this day. ?People celebrate it to thank God for a harvest in 1620.
Read the following descriptions about western festivals and guess which festival they convey? ? This festival happens in spring. ?On this day most people are happy. ?Some people may be fooled but they can not be angry. ?People can tell lies and play tricks on others without being blamed.
Read the following descriptions about western festivals and guess which festival they convey? Most children are excited on this
day. They wear black costumes or masks.
They would like to dress up as frightening and ugly ghosts or witches. They would like to knock others’ doors and say, “trick or treat”.
(Workbook, Page 41) Look at the pictures below. What festival do you think these pictures are about?
? In April
? It is the time when Jesus Christ died and came back to life.
? Eat chocolate eggs
(Workbook, Page 41)
Listen to this conversation between Chen Bin and his American friend, Joey. What is the main topic of their conversation?
The main topic of the conversation is about the meaning of Easter and some of its traditional customs.
Listen again and take notes to fill in the following chart.
In which season? spring Who celebrates? Christians around the world
The reason for the festival? On which day of the week?
Story about Jesus coming back to life.
What things Hot cross buns, eggs, bunnies, lilies represent Easter?