Introduction of Christmas
    

    
    
    


        

Introduction of Christmas

Christmas celebrations around the world

Christmas traditions

Introduction

Objectives



Activity 1: Top 10 Christmas Facts You May Not Know

Instruction

What does the video mention about Christmas?

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mistletoe
house decoration
Christmas crackers
factories during Christmas
stockings
money spent during Christmas
reindeer

Activity 2: The REAL meanings behind our favourite Christmas traditions

Instruction

Do the TRUE OF FALSE questions before reading the passage.

Christmas traditions

1. The tradition of putting trees in homes during wintertime goes back to the 1500s.



2.The traditional Christmas tree as we know it became popular thanks to a man named Martin Luther.



3. This festive treat --- mince pie was originally filled with dried fruit rather than meat and made in the shape of an oval to represent Jesus' manger in the nativity story. 



4. Henry VIII was the first person to eat turkey on Christmas Day.



5. Jolly old St Nick is actually inspired by real-life Martin Luther.



Activity 3: Christmas celebrations around the world

Instruction

How much do you know about what happens at Christmas around the world? Try to find the correct answer for each of them.

Christmas celebration around the world

1. ____ has the custom of “Wooden decorations and candles are put in windows of homes”.





2. ____ has the custom of “Everyone has a Christmas tree, sometimes decorated in the old way with red ribbons and real white wax candles”.2. ____ has the custom of “Everyone has a Christmas tree, sometimes decorated in the old way with red ribbons and real white wax candles”.





3. ____ has the custom of “Christmas Eve is very special, when people eat rice porridge and a sweet soup made from dried fruits (plums, raisins, apples, pears, apricots and figs)”.





4. ____ has the custom of “Christmas breakfast is a special sweet bread called 'cougnou' or 'cougnolle' - the shape is supposed to be like baby Jesus.”





References:

1) https://www.soon.org.uk/articles/christmas/around-the-world.html

2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5NOYQfmVkc

3) http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/family/547837/christmas-traditions-explained?from=timeline

© Lee, Lauren, Elaine, Amy ( CSC members)

Created using the LOC Tool, University of Southampton