The last term in our English classes we did some expositions about the typical British festivities. We divided the class into some groups and each group selected a topic. The topics were Bonfire night, Halloween and St. Andrew’s Day.

Bonfire night is celebrated on 5th of November in towns and cities across the United Kingdom, with public and private events. There are usually bonfires, fireworks and traditional dishes. Nowadays Bonfire night tradition is celebrated due to the death of Guy Fawkes.  The typical dishes are candy apples, jacket potatoes, black peas with vinegar and Bonfire toffee among other famous dishes.

Halloween is celebrated on 31st of October in English- speaking countries; however around the world this tradition is reaching other countries. It’s usually said that this night is the scariest of the year. People tend to wear costumes and little children go to knock the door in their neighborhoods to ask for sweets saying “trick or treat”.  People carve pumpkins and they use them as lanterns.

St. Andrew’s Day is celebrated on 30th November. Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland.  He was one of the twelve apostles and is the Scottish national symbol. Since medieval times it’s thought that the X-shaped flag upon which St. Andrew was supposedly crucified. People celebrate it cooking typical food, listening and dancing folk music.

In our opinion, we consider that these expositions were very interesting and we learnt a lot about some British traditions.

Entrada editada per: Daniel Moreno,Paula Pérez i Saul Mampel