Last semester we did some expositions about Bonfire Night, Halloween and St Andrew’s day during our English classes. We made use of power points and some groups used videos and music
The year 1605 some English Catholics were angry because the King of England, James the first was treating them badly. In November 1605 a group of men made a plan to blow up the Houses of Parliament (the government buildings) in London. An enormous explosion was planned for November 5th. This was the day that the King was due to open parliament.
Saint Andrew’s celebrated in Scotland on the 30th of. During this celebration people eat traditional food, play music (especially bagpipes) and dance. People buy and fly the national flag of Scotland. They dress in traditional Scottish costumes.
Halloween it’s celebrated in the United Kingdom on the 31 of November. On this night children go to knock the doors in their neighbourhoods and ask for candies saying trick or treat. Apart from the United Kingdom it is also celebrated in other countries.
We consider that these presentations were very interesting because we learned a lot of information about some of the British traditions.