Christmas Land Made by: Julia Ruleva Teacher: Tatiana Lepeshkina Lyceum “Dubna”, 2009
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Have you ever dreamt to become a wizard and to find yourself in a magic world?
Today we invite you to make an amazing tour into an enchanting kingdom under the name “CHRISTMAS LAND”
The Christmas story comes from the Bible.
The Legends of Christmas
Snowman Although snow is an integral part of the season of winter in some parts of the world. One winter activity for which snow is crucial is the creation of snow figures.
Colors of Christmas The colors most closely associated with the Christmas season are: red, white and green
Red: means love and reflects our warmth and love for each other.
Green: means hope and the eternal longing for spring and all the promises of the future.
White: means purity and is represented by the crystalline form of water and the snowflake.
Christmas Symbols Christmas is associated with lots of legends and symbols.
Coffee Pot – symbol of hospitality Baskets – symbol of plentiful good wishes Birds – universal symbol of happiness Cottages – represent heritage and culture of the glassblowers Ear of Corn – reminder of the bounty and blessings nature bestows Grapes – symbol of friendship Acorn – good luck Fish – symbolic Christian image Star – guidance and faith Pinecones – motherhood and fertility Rose – expression of love and affection St. Nicholas – kind and generous man
Stockings Legend says that Saint Nicholas loved to give gifts. To prevent people from learning where these gifts came from, he would leave them at night.
Every nation and every country has its own customs, habits, holidays and traditions.
We invite you to visit three countries: Russia, America and Egypt and see how people there celebrate the most traditional and popular holiday in the world – Christmas.
America Egypt Russia Date The Americans celebrate Christmas on the 25thof December People in EgyptcelebrateChristmason the 7thof December The RussianOrthodox Church celebratesChristmason January 7th SpecialTraditions The president of the USA turns on the lights of the Christmas tree near the White House. On Christmas morning people visit friends andneighbours and give themkaik, a type of shortbread. Fortunetelling. “Kolyadovanie”. Swimming in the river on Epiphany. GeneralCelebration Families come together to share their happiness, attend church, and exchange gifts. Everyone goes to churchwearing a completely new outfit. True belivers spend this ChristmasEve in church, attending special church service.Allpeople laugh, dance and have a lotof fun. Food The Christmastable looks much like a Thanksgiving Feast of turkey, Potatoes and pie. Special Christmas meal is known as fata, which consists of bread, rice, garlic and boiled meat. People eat potatoes, Russia salad, meat or chicken, tangerines and drinkchampagne.
Christmas in America
Christmas in Egypt
Christmas in Russia
We can tell about this wonderful holiday for hours, but … Christmas is a holiday, when all fairy tales come alive!