Festivals and Celebrations
高一必修三 Unit 1
? Do you have a good time in your winter holiday? ? Which festival did you have? ? What did you do on this festival?
storm some Chinese festivals
The Double Ninth Festival 重阳节
Tomb Sweeping Day 清明节 The Spring Festival The Double Seventh Festival 七夕节 The Lantern Festival 元宵节
The Dragon Boat Festival 端午节
The Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋节
Discuss and fill in the chart
What it celebrates
The beauty of the moon, harvest, time with family and friends
What people do
Give/eat moon cakes and watch the full moon with family and friends
What foreign festivals do you know?
Easter Valentine’s Day Halloween Christmas
April Fool’s Day
? How many types of festivals are mentioned in the passage? ? 1. Ancient Festivals
? ? ? ? 2. Festivals of the Dead 3. Festivals to Honour People 4. Harvest Festivals 5. Spring Festivals
? Para 1 What and when did ancient people celebrate ? Most ancient festivals would cold weather celebrate the end of_______, planting in spring _____________and harvest in autumn Sometimes _____________. celebrations would be after hunters had caught animals held___________.
Festivals of the Dead
Purposes Names To honor the dead or satisfy ancestors the________ Obon ______ Halloween The Day _______ of the Dead _______ Mexico Western countries
The Day of the Dead Cleaning Eating _____; cakes with graves boneson lighting ____ ______ incense them; and lamps; offering playing food, ______ flowers music andgifts ____ to the dead
Halloween Children ______ dress up and ask for sweets
Festivals to Honor People
? ? ? ? ? ? ? Match the person with the festival. 1. Qu Yuan a 2. Christopher Columbus c 3. Mohandas Gandhi b a. the Dragon Boat Festival b. an Indian national festival on Oct.2 c. Columbus Day
Thanksgiving Festival Mid-Autumn Festival 1.Harvest Festivals are always happy events grateful (= thankful) that because people are _______ food is gathered for the winter____________________ (农活) is over. the agricultural work 2. How do people celebrate the festivals?
In European countries:
? People will ________ on Thanksgiving festivals. ? 1. decorate churches and town halls with… ? 2. get together to have meals ? 3. win awards for their farm produce
In China and Japan: admire the moon and People _______ China, enjoy___________. mooncakes
Names of ______ ______ The Carnivals Spring festivals ______ Festival ___ Countries China
Cherry Blossom Festival
Japan Western Mainly ______ countries religious countries
Eating good foods; giving children lucky money; _____ dragon dances __________ and carnivals
parades ______; dancing in the streets; loud music; colourful clothing __________
? There are many kinds of festivals all around the world. Dead ? The first one, festivals of the______. For example, the Japanese festival Obon. People light should go to clean graves and _____incense memory their ancestor. The in _________of western holiday Halloween, now it’s a children’s festival, when they can dress _____up sweets If they don’t give and ask for________. any sweets, the children might play a trick _______on them.
honour ? The second one, festivals to ________people. For example, the Dragon Boat Festival. The third is Harvest and Thanksgiving ___________Festivals. China and Japan have Mid-autumn festivals, when people admire ________the moon. The last one is Spring Festivals. They are the most energetic and look forward to important festivals that ______________the end of winter and to the coming of spring. In dumplings 饺子)and give the China, people eat ________( lucky children _______money. In Japan ,the country, cherry covered with ________tree flowers ,looks as though it is covered with pink snow.
The passage is mainly about different festivals and the ways of celebrations and also the reasons why people celebrate them all over the world.
? Retell the text and write down on your paper ? Name some other festivals, like Peace Day, Friendship Day,…Day…… ? and note down your reason