Holidays in Great Britain
Every nation and every country has its own traditions and customs. In Britain traditions play a more important role in the life of the people than in other countries.
Christmas is the greatest holiday of all in England. It is on the 25th of December. People give each other presents.
Some weeks before Christmas English people are busy. They send greeting cards to their relatives and friends. People buy a Christmas tree and decorate it with coloured balls and coloured lights.
On Christmas Eve, when childern go to bed, they put their stockings near their beds. And in the morning they find presents in them.
On Christmas people wish their nearest and dearest a merry Christmas. The traditional English dinner on Christmas Day is roast turkey and Christmas pudding.
The Queen's speech on television at 3.00 p.m. is also traditional.
St. Valentine's Day is on the 14th of February. People buy or make Valentine cards and send them to people they love. They don't sign their cards - you must guess who send the cards to you. There are different cards to suit all tastes.