The English Year

The English Year

The are four seasons in the year: spring, summer, autumn and winter. The winter months in Great Britain are November, December, January and February. The winter months are cold. In Great Britain in winter it snows and rains.

November, There 30 days in November. It is the first winter month in Britain. In November there is a great holiday in America - Thanksgiving Day. Families come together for the day. They decorate the houses with autumn's fruts and flowers and eat traditional American food: roast turkey and pumpkin pie.

December. There are 31 days in December. On the 25th of December there is the greatest holiday of all in England - Christmas or X-mas. People give each other presents and send Christmas cards. Pupils have their Christmas holidays. Most of the banks, offices and industrial enterprises close for holidays too. The traditional English dinner on Christmas Day is roast turkey and Christmas pudding. The Queen's speech is on television at 3.00 p.m. During Christmas in Trafalgar Square there is a Christmas tree.

January. There 31 days in January. There is a lot of dancing, eating, and drinking during New Year Holidays.There is an interesting New Year tradition in Scotland: you can go "first footing". It means you visit you friends, so you are "the first foot" of the New Year in their houses. The Scots believe that the First Foot brings luck to the family for the New Year. The First Foot must be a man ( or a boy ), not a woman! And he must have dark hair.
February. There are twenty eight or twenty nine days in February. The 14th of February is St. Valentine's Day. People buy or make Valentine cards and send them to their beloved. They don't sign their cards - you must guess who sent the card to you. Boys and girls, husbands and wives, relatives and friends send cards to each other. There are different cards to suit all tastes.
In Great Britain there are two spring months: March and April March. There are 31 days in March. In England spring...

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