HolidaysThe following page has learning games and example sentences using the following 15 words from the "holidays" category:
Pairs: getting ready...
- Your mission is to pair pictures with their correct titles in as few a clicks as possible.
- Click on a card to turn it. Next, try to find its partner by clicking on a second card. (If you fail to find a match with your second click, both cards will turn again.)
- This is a memory game as well as a vocabulary-learning game.
- Click on your first card to start. Good luck!
New Year's Eve
the evening of December 31st, marking the end of one year and the beginning of the next
- New Year's Eve is the last day of the year, celebrated on December 31st.
- People gather to count down the seconds until the new year begins.
- Fireworks are a common tradition on New Year's Eve.
- On New Year's Eve, people gather to celebrate with fireworks and countdowns.
- New Year's Eve parties are filled with music, dancing, and joyous festivities.
- They made resolutions for self-improvement as they welcomed New Year's Eve.
Saint Patrick's Day
an Irish holiday celebrated on March 17th in honor of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland
- Saint Patrick's Day is an Irish holiday celebrated on March 17th.
- People wear green and often enjoy parades and Irish food.
- The shamrock is a symbol of Saint Patrick's Day.
- Saint Patrick's Day parades feature vibrant green attire and shamrock decorations.
- People wear green on Saint Patrick's Day to avoid getting pinched.
- He prepared traditional Irish dishes to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day.
a holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, dedicated to giving thanks and sharing a festive meal
- Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.
- Families come together for a special meal, often featuring turkey.
- People give thanks for their blessings on Thanksgiving.
- Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together and express gratitude.
- The centerpiece of a Thanksgiving feast is often a roasted turkey.
- They volunteered at a local shelter to serve meals on Thanksgiving.
a romantic holiday celebrated on February 14th, featuring the exchange of love notes, gifts, and affectionate gestures
- Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate love and affection, observed on February 14th.
- People exchange cards, flowers, and gifts with loved ones.
- Red hearts are a symbol of Valentine's Day.
- Valentine's Day is a day to express love and affection to partners and loved ones.
- Couples often exchange flowers, chocolates, and heartfelt cards on Valentine's Day.
- She received a surprise Valentine's Day gift from a secret admirer.
April Fool's Day
a day of playful pranks and jokes observed on April 1st in many countries
- April Fool's Day is a day for playing light-hearted pranks on April 1st.
- People try to fool their friends with jokes and tricks.
- It's all in good fun on April Fool's Day.
- April Fool's Day is a time for harmless and humorous tricks on friends and family.
- People need to be on guard for potential pranks and hoaxes on April Fool's Day.
- He decided to play a lighthearted prank on his coworkers on April Fool's Day.
a British holiday celebrated on November 5th to commemorate the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605 with fireworks and bonfires
- Bonfire Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Night, is celebrated on November 5th.
- People light bonfires and enjoy fireworks to mark the day.
- The holiday commemorates the foiling of a plot to blow up Parliament.
- Bonfire Night is marked by large bonfires, fireworks displays, and sparklers.
- Effigies of Guy Fawkes are often burned on Bonfire Night.
- They wrapped up warm to enjoy the festivities of Bonfire Night.
a Christian holiday celebrated on December 25th to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, often marked by gift-giving and festive decorations
- Christmas is a holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed on December 25th.
- People exchange gifts and decorate Christmas trees.
- Santa Claus is a beloved figure associated with Christmas.
- Christmas is a time for giving and receiving gifts with loved ones.
- Families decorate Christmas trees and homes with lights and ornaments.
- She baked delicious Christmas cookies to share with neighbors.
a Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, often accompanied by egg hunts and festive meals
- Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
- Families often have Easter egg hunts and share meals.
- Easter eggs are a symbol of new life and rebirth.
- Easter eggs are hidden for children to find in Easter egg hunts.
- Many people attend sunrise services to mark the religious significance of Easter.
- He painted colorful Easter eggs with intricate designs.
a Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting, and including communal prayers and feasting
- Eid is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting.
- Families gather for special prayers and feasts to celebrate Eid.
- Eid is a time of generosity and giving to those in need.
- Eid is a time for Muslims to come together and celebrate with prayers and meals.
- Families exchange gifts and give to the less fortunate during Eid.
- They dressed in their finest clothes to attend the Eid prayer at the mosque.
a day to honor and celebrate fathers and father figures, typically observed on the third Sunday in June
- Father's Day is a day to honor and appreciate fathers, celebrated on the third Sunday in June.
- Children often give gifts and spend time with their dads.
- It's a day to show love and gratitude to fathers.
- Father's Day is a time to show appreciation and love for fathers.
- Children often create handmade cards and gifts for Father's Day.
- He planned a special Father's Day barbecue for his dad.
Fourth of July
a U.S. holiday celebrated on July 4th, commemorating the Declaration of Independence with fireworks and patriotic festivities
- The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, is celebrated on July 4th.
- Americans celebrate their country's independence with fireworks and parades.
- The U.S. flag is a prominent symbol on this day.
- Fourth of July parades showcase patriotic pride with flags and decorations.
- Fireworks displays light up the night sky on the Fourth of July.
- They attended a barbecue and watched the local fireworks show on the Fourth of July.
a holiday celebrated on October 31st with costume parties, trick-or-treating, and spooky decorations
- Halloween is a holiday observed on October 31st, known for costumes and spooky fun.
- People dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, and decorate their homes.
- Jack-o'-lanterns and ghosts are common Halloween decorations.
- Children go trick-or-treating to collect candy from neighbors on Halloween.
- Haunted houses and scary costumes are popular on Halloween night.
- She carved a spooky jack-o'-lantern for her front porch on Halloween.
a Jewish holiday, also known as the Festival of Lights, observed for eight nights, commemorating the miracle of the temple oil
- Hanukkah, also called the Festival of Lights, is a Jewish holiday.
- Families light a menorah and exchange gifts for eight nights.
- The holiday commemorates the miracle of the menorah.
- Hanukkah is celebrated by lighting the menorah candles each night.
- Families enjoy traditional foods like latkes and play dreidel games.
- They exchanged gifts and sang Hanukkah songs during the holiday.
a holiday celebrated by African Americans from December 26th to January 1st, focusing on principles of unity, creativity, and faith
- Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday celebrated from December 26th to January 1st.
- Families light candles on a kinara and focus on principles like unity and creativity.
- Kwanzaa is a time to celebrate African heritage and culture.
- Kwanzaa involves lighting the kinara, a candleholder with seven candles.
- Families exchange handmade gifts and reflect on African heritage during Kwanzaa.
- He organized a community Kwanzaa celebration to promote unity.
a day to honor and show appreciation for mothers and mother figures, typically observed on the second Sunday in May
- Mother's Day is a day to honor and appreciate mothers, celebrated on the second Sunday in May.
- Children often give cards and gifts to their moms.
- It's a day to show love and gratitude to mothers.
- Mother's Day is a time to express love and gratitude to mothers.
- Children often create heartfelt cards and gifts for Mother's Day.
- She hosted a special brunch to celebrate her mother on Mother's Day.
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