Unit 1 Festivals and celebrations Festival and celebrations of all kinds (hold) everywhere since ancient times. Most ancient festivals ______(could/would) celebrate end of cold weather（改错）, p
lanting in the spring(改错） and harvest in autumn. Sometimes celebrations would be held after __________ (猎人） had caught animals. At that time people would ________ （挨饿） if food was difficult to find, especial during the cold winter month（改错）. Today’s festivals have many _________起 源, some __________宗教的, some seasonal, and some for special people or________事件. Festivals of the Dead Some festivals are held to __________纪念 the dead or to satisfy the ancestors( ), who ______ (might/should) return either to help or to ____ ________（伤害） ．For the Japanese festival Obon, people should go to ________ 清理 graves and _____ 点亮 incense ____ _________ ___纪念 their ancestors. They also lights lamps and played music because they think that this will ______引导 the ancestors back to earth. In Mexico, people celebrate the Day of the Dead in early November（改错）. On this important ______(节日，盛宴) day, people eat food in the shape of _______骷髅 and cakes with “_____”骨头 on them .They ______提供 food, flowers and gifts to the dead. The western holiday Halloween also had its _______起源 in old _______ 信仰 about the return of the spirits of dead people. It is now a children’s festival, when they can _______ ___ 打扮 and go to their neighbours’ homes to _____ ____要 sweets. If the neighbours do not give any sweet, the children _______ ______ ____ ______ _____ 可 能会捉弄 them. Festivals to honour people Some festivals (hold) to honour famous people. China has Dragon Boat Festival to honour the famous ancient ______诗人, Qu Yuan. In The USA, Columbus Day is in memory of the _________到达 of Christopher Columbus in the New World. India has a national festival on _________ 十月 2 to honour Mohandas Gandhi, the leader helped _______ 得到 India’s _______________独立 from Britain. Harvest festivals Harvest and thanksgiving festivals _____(can/should) be very happy events. People are grateful because their food ____ _________被收集 for the winter and the _____________ （ agriculture) work is over. In European countries, people will usually _________ 装饰 churches and town halls ______(介词) flowers and fruit, and will get together to have meals. Some people might win __________ 奖品 for their farm produce, like the （ big ） watermelon or the most handsome rooster ( ). China and Japan have ______________中 秋 festivals, when people _________欣赏，赞美 the moon and in China enjoy mooncakes. Spring festivals The most ___________ 充满活力的 and important festivals are the ones that ______ _________ ____ 期待 the end of winter and to the coming of spring. 在中国春节，人们吃饺 子，鱼和肉，还要给孩子们送红纸包着的压岁钱。 （他们）舞龙灯，狂欢，全家人聚在一 起欢庆阴历新年。Some western countries have very (excite) carnivals, which _______ _______ 发生 forty days before Easter, usually in ___________二月. There carnivals might include parades, dancing in the streets _____ _____ _________日夜, loud music and colourful clothing of all kinds. Japan’s cherry Blossom Festival happens a little later. The country, _________(cover) with cherry tree flowers, （look） _____ _______ （好像） it is covered with pink snow. People love to get together to eat, drinking(改错） and _____ ______ ______（玩耍）each
other. Festivals let us enjoy life，be work for a little while.
(pride) of our ___________（习俗） and forget our