Every nation and every country has its own traditions and customs. Traditions make a nation special. Some of them are old-fashioned and many people remember them, others are part of people’s life. Some British customs and traditions are known the entire world.
Bowler hats, tea and talking about the weather, for example. From Scotland to Cornwall, the United Kingdom is full of customs and traditions. Here are some of them.
There are fewer public holidays in Great Britain than in other European countries. They are: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Day, Spring Bank Holiday and Summer Bank Holiday. Public holidays in Britain are called bank holidays, because the banks as well as most of the offices and shops are closed.
The most popular holiday is Christmas. Every year the people of Norway give the city of London a present. It's a big Christmas tree and it stands in Trafalgar Square. Central streets are beautifully decorated.
There are many national holidays in Russia, when people all over the country do not work and have special celebrations.
The major holidays are: New Year's Day, Women's Day, May Day, Victory Day, and Independence Day.
The first holiday of the year is New Year's Day. People see the new year in at midnight on the 31st of December. They greet the new year with champagne and listen to the Kremlin chimes beating 12 o'clock.
Modern life is impossible without travelling. Thousands of people travel every day either on business or for pleasure. They can travel by air, by rail, by sea or by road.
Do not be afraid to travel. Travelling gives us an opportunity to explore the country and learn about its customs and traditions. Travelling is the best way to practise foreign languages and to make new friends.
It was first summer before my first year in high school or it was three years before finishing the school. I was very disturbed about my future, about my future plans. I was always asking myself what job I should to do when I grew up. What will it look like, will I love it? What is my porpose in the life? And a lot of questions like that. All my friends' decisions were already made, but not mine. And one day when my family and I were visiting our grandma, I discussed my worries with my family. That day my uncle was there, he entered the room and said to me, ''Yeva jan, you must choose a job that even in 80 years from now you will love and enjoy it. You must get up in the morning with the idea of getting to work as soon as possible.'' So after those words my life changed.