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Special days and holidays

Par FLORENCE DUPRE-TRAMIER, publié le vendredi 13 juillet 2012 09:35 - Mis à jour le dimanche 5 novembre 2017 12:13

"Connaître une langue à fond, cela signifie connaître à fond le peuple qui la parle"  (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, cité par Barbara Abdelilah-Bauer, "Le défi des enfants bilingues", ed. La découverte, 2006).

If you follow the links, you'll learn about special days, events and holidays in the English speaking world.

Some these days are specific to one country in particular, then you'll find a flag with it:

United Kingdom

England Wales Scotland        Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

USA

Canada

Australia

 

 Enjoy!

 

Nous ne sommes pas responsables du contenu des sites mis en lien.

 

SEPTEMBER

BBC London 2012 (BBC credit)

Edinburgh International Festival (9 Aug-2nd Sep) (http://www.eif.co.uk/)

Labor Day (1st Monday of Sept) (U.S. Department of Labour).

Memorial Day (11/09)

Pearly Queens and Kings (pearlysociety.co.uk)

Scottish independence referendum: 18th September 2014 

Harvest festival (end of September) (projectbritain.com © Copyright Mandy Barrow)

 

OCTOBER

Columbus Day (2nd Monday in Oct) ( BBC Credit Link)

A video from Learn English with English Class 101:

 

Halloween (31 Oct)(projectbritain.com © Copyright Mandy Barrow)  @ (BBC credit link)

Halloween recipes ( cakes, cookies, cupcakes, ...) (BBC credit link)

 

 

NOVEMBER

Bonfire(projectbritain.com © Copyright Mandy Barrow)/Guy Fawkes night (5 Nov)  (BBC credit link) ; Bonfire Night: a video (from http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/uk-now/video-uk/bonfire-night)

Bonfire Night: a weather forecast (BBC credit link)

 

 

 US Presidential elections explained (BBC credit)

US election: 10 things you might not have known (BBC credit)

 

 

 

Remembrance Day (projectbritain.com © Copyright Mandy Barrow)(11 Nov) Wearing a poppy: "In Flanders fields", John Mc Crae  (projectbritain.com © Copyright Mandy Barrow)

Veterans day(11 Nov) 

Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in Nov) (http://www.plimoth.org)

Thanksgiving recipes (BBC credit link)

Saint Andrew's day (30 November) (projectbritain.com © Copyright Mandy Barrow)

 

DECEMBER

Nelson Mandela 5th Dec 2013

Christmas (25 Dec) (projectbritain.com © Copyright Mandy Barrow)

Boxing day (26 Dec) (projectbritain.com © Copyright Mandy Barrow)

 

JANUARY

 New Year’s Day (projectbritain.com © Copyright Mandy Barrow)

Hogmanay (1 Jan) 

Martin Luther King Day( 3rd Monday in Jan) (BBC Credit Link)

Burn's Night (25 Jan) (BBC Credit Link )

Australia Day (26 Jan)  ( fromhttp://www.your.australiaday.org.au/)

 

FEBRUARY

Groundhog Day (2nd Feb) (http://www.educationworld.com/)

 

St Valentine’s Day (14 Feb) (projectbritain.com © Copyright Mandy Barrow)

Shrove Tuesday (17 Feb) (projectbritain.com © Copyright Mandy Barrow)

Presidents’ Day (3rd Monday in Feb) (BBC Credit Link)

 

MARCH

St David's Day ( 1st March) (projectbritain.com © Copyright Mandy Barrow)

8th March: International Women's day (BBC credit link)

2nd Monday in March: Commonwealth Day (thecommonwealth.org)

St Patrick's day (17 March) (projectbritain.com © Copyright Mandy Barrow)

Red Nose day (UK) Sport Relief / 18th March 2016 (UK) (http://www.sportrelief.com)

Good Friday (29 March) (projectbritain.com © Copyright Mandy Barrow)

 

APRIL

April fools' day (1 Apr) (projectbritain.com © Copyright Mandy Barrow)

Easter Day(1 Apr) (projectbritain.com © Copyright Mandy Barrow)

St George's day (23rd Apr) (projectbritain.com © Copyright Mandy Barrow)

 

MAY

May Day (1 May, 3 May) (projectbritain.com © Copyright Mandy Barrow)

VE day (BBC credit link)

Memorial Day (Last Monday in May) (http://www.educationworld.com)

 

JUNE

Flag Day (14th June) (http://www.usflag.org/history/flagday.html)

Wimbledon Tennis Championship (end June/beginning July) (http://www.wimbledon.com/index.html)

 

JULY

Independence Day (4th July) 

 

AUGUST

Slavery Remembrance day (BBC credit link)

Notting Hill Carnival (end of August) (projectbritain.com © Copyright Mandy Barrow)