CULTURE British festivities

CULTURE British festivities 1 Watch the video and read. There are some important festivities and ceremonies celebrated in England and in the United Kingdom. Video embeddato 1 St George’s Day One important festivity in England is St George’s Day, on 23rd April. St George is the Patron Saint of England. They celebrate with parades and parties on this day. 2 Trooping the Colour In spring, for the king or queen’s birthday, there is an army parade towards Buckingham Palace and a flypast of the Royal Air Force in the skies above London. 3 Notting Hill Carnival Notting Hill Carnival is a multicultural festival on the last Monday of August. People celebrate with a big parade in the streets of London. They wear costumes, dance to music and eat Caribbean food. 4 Guy Fawkes Night Guy Fawkes Night is a popular festival on 5th November in the United Kingdom. At night people celebrate with beautiful fireworks and bonfires. It’s an old story: in 1605 Guy Fawkes wants to kill King James I, but the king’s guards discover his plot and they execute Guy Fawkes. Glossary Patron Saint = Santo Patrono parades = parate flypast = parata aerea last = ultimo fireworks = fuochi d’artificio bonfires = falò wants to kill = vuole uccidere plot = complotto 2 Read and complete the table. FESTIVITY DATE / PERIOD THEY CELEBRATE WITH … St George’s Day parades and parties in spring on the last Monday of August Guy Fawkes Night

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British festivities

1 Watch the video and read.
There are some important festivities and ceremonies celebrated in England and in the United Kingdom.

1 St George’s Day

One important festivity in England is St George’s Day, on 23rd April.
St George is the Patron Saint of England.
They celebrate with parades and parties on this day.

2 Trooping the Colour

In spring, for the king or queen’s birthday, there is an army parade towards Buckingham Palace and a flypast of the Royal Air Force in the skies above London.

3 Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival is a multicultural festival on the last Monday of August.
People celebrate with a big parade in the streets of London.
They wear costumes, dance to music and eat Caribbean food.

4 Guy Fawkes Night

Guy Fawkes Night is a popular festival on 5th November in the United Kingdom.
At night people celebrate with beautiful fireworks and bonfires.
It’s an old story: in 1605 Guy Fawkes wants to kill King James I, but the king’s guards discover his plot and they execute Guy Fawkes.

Glossary

Patron Saint = Santo Patrono
parades = parate
flypast = parata aerea
last = ultimo
fireworks = fuochi d’artificio
bonfires = falò
wants to kill = vuole uccidere
plot = complotto

2 Read and complete the table.  
FESTIVITY DATE / PERIOD THEY CELEBRATE WITH …
St George’s Day parades and parties
in spring
on the last Monday of August
Guy Fawkes Night