Презентація на тему «Christmas in United States of America»

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Christmas in United States of America
Chehivska Viktoria
Shpak Sofia

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Santa Claus was born in US in the 1860's This first Santa Claus was known as St. Nicholas, he did smoke a pipe, and fly around in a wagon without any reindeer.
In 1863 He was given the name Santa Claus and bore the red suit, pipe, and his reindeer and sleigh.

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Christmas celebrations vary greatly between regions of the United States, because of the variety of nationalities which have settled in it.

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In Hawaii, Christmas starts with the coming of the Christmas Tree Ship, which is a ship bringing a great load of Christmas fare. Santa Claus also arrives by boat.

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In Alaska, boys and girls with lanterns on poles carry a large figure of a star from door to door. They sing carols and are invited in for supper.

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In Washington spectacular tree with Christmas ornaments is lit ceremoniously when the President presses a button and turns on the tree's lights.

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In New Orleans, a huge ox is paraded around the streets decorated with holly and with ribbons tied to its horns.

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In Philadelphia, a procession called a mummers parade runs for a whole day with bands, dancers and people in fancy dress.

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In California, Santa Claus sweeps in on a surf board.

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In Colorado, an enormous star is placed on the mountain, it can be seen for many kilometers around, while in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a star is lit in early December.

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The majority of Americans celebrate Christmas with the exchange of gifts and greetings and with family visits.

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In America the traditional Christmas dinner is roast turkey with vegetables and sauces. For dessert it is rich, fruity Christmas pudding with brandy sauce. Mince pies, pastry cases filled with a mixture of chopped dried fruit.

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