Holidays and celebrations

Lumiere London ! 18-21 January 2018

The Lumiere London light festival returns for a spectacular second edition. More than 50 artworks reimagine London’s architecture and streets, transforming the city into a dazzling nocturnal art exhibition.  It is the the UK’s largest light festival and takes place north and south of the river Thames.

Here are some photos and a video to discover the Lumiere London Light festival.

 

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada and in the United States. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States.

(source : Wikipedia)

Here’s a video to learn more about Thanksgiving in the USA.

 

 

Remember, remember the fifth of November !

 

Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot’s failure.

The fifth of November is celebrated with fireworks at night. Many families will make effigies of Guy Fawkes and burn them in a bonfire either in their own back yards or with other members of the community.

Here’s a Halloween song we sang in class…

I hope you will enjoy this slideshow !

Halloween diapo-min