DESCRIBE AN IMPORTANT FESTIVAL THAT IS CELEBRATED IN YOUR COUNTRY

DESCRIBE AN IMPORTANT FESTIVAL THAT IS CELEBRATED IN YOUR COUNTRY

You should say:

– what festival it is

– why it is important

– what do people usually do at that festival

and explain how important it is for you personally

The festival that I would like to talk about is the Chinese New Year, which is one of the most essential and widely celebrated festivals in my country. This is the occasion that people celebrate with great joy, hope, and festivity with their beloved ones. One of the most integral moments that is expected by all people is the stroke of midnight according to Lunar Calendar.

It is often celebrated with fireworks and people send each other their best wishes for an awesome year ahead. In my country, people often get careful preparation for Lunar New Year in order to ensure that every single thing is perfect for welcoming a new year. On the last night of the year, people stay awake, reunite with their family and wait for the very first sacred moments of the year.

According to the conventions, people dress smartly on the following days, pay their relatives, friends a visit and send them the beautiful regards for the upcoming year. It is also traditional in my country to go to sacred places like pagodas or churches with the aim of praying for peace and happiness in the future. In people’s belief, red is considered as the lucky color in the new year. That’s why people often choose to dress in vivid color as the way to eliminate bad luck and welcoming good things. My country also has some unique traditions like lucky money, preparing homemade food or decorating home in the first days of the year. It is also a precious time for family reunion, resolution and relaxation after a hard – working year.

 VOCABULARY

integral=essential

conventions=ways of doing things

sacred places=religious  places

eliminate=get rid of

unique = special and only one

 

 

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