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Holidays and traditions in Russia and English-speaking countries.Arkhangelsk2013 HolidaysSt. Valentines Day The 8th ofMarchHalloweenNew years DayChristmas Day«Every dog has his day» Christmas Day Every country has its own customs and traditions. The main signs of the holiday:1)Christmas on the 25th of December2) This holiday means the beginning of the new year and the new life3) People celebrate this holiday with the evergreen tree — Christmas tree4) Santa Claus conies down the chimney to bring them presents.5) The traditional English dinner on Christmas Day - turkey and pudding. St. Valentine's Day ”Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.” ( Leo Buscaglia) Valentine’s Day comes on February 14, It is not a legal or nationals holidays . It is widely celebrated among people of all ages. A “valentine” may mean a special greeting-card or a little present. The day is the time to send little gifts to those you love Valentine. It is a good day for parties, especially by young people. It is a very interesting holiday and many people like to celebrate it. The 8th of MarchThere are many holidays in our country, the 8th of March is one of them. It is a happy and nice holiday. It is a good tradition in our country to give presents and flowers to women on this day. Each Family celebrates this spring holidayThere is almost the same holiday in England. It is called Mothers Day and celebrated also in spring. Sons and daughters come and give gifts to their mothers on this day. All women try to be nice and happyon this day! HalloweenHalloween means:Holy → hallow-святойeen → evening-вечер Halloween is a festival that takes place on October 31. In the Britain children wear costumes and masks and go trick-or-treating. Many of them carve jack-o'-lantens out of pumpkins and storytelling about ghosts and witches are popular activities. HalloweenThe symbols and customs of HalloweenJack-o'-lanterns are hallowed-out pumpkins with face carved into one side. Most jack-o'-lanterns contain a candle inside Also there is a main part of Halloween. For example, a coin, a ring were baked into a cakePeople once believed that there were many ghosts and witches on the Earth and that they met on October 31 to worship the devil.Today, people do not believe in ghosts and witches but they like to tell stories about them on Halloween New years Day In my work, I have listed many wonderful holidays in my opinion the most interesting festival is the New Year. New Year is a great holiday in our country. Everybody likes it very much. It is especially loved by little children. People do not go to work on that day, and children do not go to school. This holiday is considered to be a family holiday. People decorate their houses and fir-trees. At this time people are sitting at the tables to their holiday dinner and enjoy it in a good company. Young people usually organize a dance party and have a lot of fun. As for me, New Year is my favorites holidays and I like it very much. Thank you for your attention!