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HAPPY NEW YEAR !

CONTENTS :

Cards Listening
Cartoons New Year's Resolutions
Cinema Pictures

Conversation questions

Poems
Exercises to print Quotes and Jokes
Games to print Songs
History and Traditions Superstitions
Interactive exercises Videos
Interactive games Vocabulary
Lesson plans Webquests

 

 

(Updated on 10/12/2016)



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Celebrations / Parties
Future
The Year 2016
Wish

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORY and TRADITIONS :


 

 

  • Top 10 places for New Year's Eve traditions
    "If balls of fire and barrels of flaming tar sound a bit alarming, there are also fun runs, live music and, of course, fireworks in our round-up of the best places for a traditional New Year's Eve."

    (guardian.co.uk)

  • First-Footing, "in British folklore, especially that of the north and Scotland, is the first person who crosses the threshold on New Year's Eve..."
    (Wikipedia)

 

  • NEW YEAR IN THE UNITED KINGDOM :


    • Swimmers flock to beach for New Year dip
      "More than a thousand swimmers flocked to the beach - many in fancy dress - as they braved icy waters for an annual New Year charity dip.
      Participants dressed as Welsh dragons, fairies and characters from Little Britain as they took to the water at Saundersfoot in Pembrokshire for the 26th annual dip to raise money for a variety of local and national charities. "

      (telegraph.co.uk)

    • Hogmanay (with the main stress on the last syllable - hog-muh-NAY)
      It "is the Scots word for the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year (Gregorian calendar) in the Scottish manner.
      Its official date is 31 December (Old Year's Night). However this is normally only the start of a celebration which lasts through the night until the morning of Ne'erday (1 January) or, in some cases, 2 January which is a Scottish Bank Holiday."

      1 Origins
      2 Customs
      3 Presbyterian influence
      4 Ne'erday
      5 Handsel Day
      6 Etymology
      7 References
      8 External links

      (Wikipedia)

    • Scottish Hogmanay Customs and Traditions at New Year such as first footing, the bells, black bun and the origins of hogmanay
      (aboutaberdeen.com)