A Little Bit of Christmas Everywhere

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Welcome to this activity created by Jr. Learning Advisor Mr. Julio Cesar Diaz from Reforma Branch. Please follow the instructions below and take note of all the pink words, you will need them for the special activity session. 

  • Read the fragments of several articles and answer the questions.

1) How people celebrate Christmas in Japan

 

People in japan celebrate Christmas and they started this celebration a few decades ago. It´s still not seen as a religious celebration because there are not many Christians in Japan but there are several customs that became very popular such as sending gift cards and doing gifts exchange. So you can say that people in Japan celebrate Christmas just to get together with the family and friends and not because of a religious matter.

 Source.

2) How is Christmas in Pakistan

 

«In Pakistan December 25th is a public holiday. But Christians make up a very small part of the population because the rest of the population are Muslims and that’s the reason why they find it kind of difficult to celebrate it, but when they do it, they do it with a lot of enthusiasm they go from house to house singing carols and they are as committed as possible to this time of the year because it means a lot to them.» – WhyChristmas?com

3) The Philippines

 

«In this country people like to celebrate Christmas for as long as possible, the play of Christmas carols in shops can start in September. The formal Christmas celebrations start on December 16th when many people go to the first of nine pre-dawn or early morning masses. The last mass is on Christmas day. The Christmas celebration continue to the first Sunday of January. Most of the people are Christians with about 80% of the people being Catholic and that makes this country the one with so many Christians in Asia.» – WhyChristmas?com

4) Canada

«Canada is a very large country with many different cultural backgrounds and because of this there are many different Christmas traditions in Canada. People in Canada send gift cards to their friends and families. Many Canadians open their gifts on Christmas eve. Canadians like to decorate their houses with a Christmas tree, lights and other decorations related to this time of the year, some like to put stockings by the fireplace.» – WhyChristmas?com

Questionnaire.

 

  1. Why is Christmas an important celebration around the world?
  2. Is it necessary to be a religious person in order to celebrate Christmas?
  3. How do you celebrate Christmas?

 

Argumentation.

 
  • Do you think this celebration should keep going over the years?
  • What would you change about this celebration?

Learning Tip.


TAKE YOUR TIME

As you speak or read in English you should always take your time in order to be clear as you project your idea. It is always better to take your time so people can comprehend the main idea in your speech.

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