ГБОУ ООШ №4,
Учитель: Мефодьева Елена Борисовна
NEW YEAR IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES
There are many interesting traditions for celebrating New Year in different countries.
In Scotland, for example, the Scottish families gather around the fire and symbolically burn all
the hardships of the last year. When the clock strikes 12 times, the head of the family opens the
door wide and, it is considered, that the New Year enters. Then the members of the family sit at
the table and a happy holiday begins. If you visit Scotland in these days, be sure to bring a piece
of ham, a bottle of whisky and a lamp of coal. Then in the coming year this house will be warm,
fun and comfortable for everyone who lives here.
In the USA, in New York, thousands of people gather on the Time Square and celebrate this
holiday together They congratulate each other with the happy New Year and sing the merry
In Japan the bamboo and the pine branches are the symbols of a happy long life. All people write
verses and even poems. Children draw beautiful ships and hide their drawings under the pillows.
They think that these ships can help them to realize their desires.