Christmas celebrations in different countries

The aim of the project is to find out about Christmas celebrations around the world, to integrate cultural  awareness and to practise reading and speaking skills. Students practise Christmas related vocabulary, sing a song, make an idea about the holiday origin, traditions, songs, games.

The process: Students write short essay on Christmas. Sing Christmas song, play Christmas games. Then we have a little discussion.

Answer the questions.

What is Christmas? Christmas is about spending time whith your family mambers and welcoming the new year.

What is your favourite Christmas song? my favourite Christmas song is we whish you Merry Christmas.

What do you know about Santa Claus?

Santa Claus, also known as Father ChristmasSaint NicholasSaint NickKris Kringle, or simply Santa, is a legendary[1] character originating in Western Christian culture who is said to bring gifts on Christmas Eve of toys and candy to well-behaved children,[2] and either coal or nothing to naughty children. He is said to accomplish this with the aid of Christmas elves, who make the toys in his workshop at the North Pole, and flying reindeer who pull his sleigh through the air.[3][4]

The modern character of Santa is based on traditions surrounding the historical Saint Nicholas, the English figure of Father Christmas and the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas.

Santa is generally depicted as a portly, jolly, white-bearded man, often with spectacles, wearing a red coat with white fur collar and cuffs, white-fur-cuffed red trousers, red hat with white fur, and black leather belt and boots, carrying a bag full of gifts for children. He is commonly portrayed as laughing in a way that sounds like “ho ho ho”. This image became popular in the United States and Canada in the 19th century due to the significant influence of the 1823 poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas“. Caricaturist and political cartoonist Thomas Nast also played a role in the creation of Santa’s image.[5][6][7] This image has been maintained and reinforced through song, radio, television, children’s books, family Christmas traditions, films, and advertising.

What do you want for Christmas? i whant to go to canada to spend the Christmas whith my family.

Do you think Christmas is the best holiday of the year? Yes i think.

During the project we’ll take our students to skating at the rink.

As a result, students will  study in-depth how other countries and cultures celebrate Christmas. It is important for students to be culturally aware, to appreciate cultural differences.

All the results will be put on our blogs.

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