Saint Andrew’s Day

In Scotland, we celebrate our national day on the 30th of November – Saint Andrew’s Day!

Legends tell us that Saint Andrew created the Scottish flag – a white cross on a blue background. The blue background represents the sky, and the white cross is the clouds.

Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, but Saint Andrew’s Day is not a religious celebration. It’s a day where we celebrate Scottish culture, food, music, clothes and any other Scottish thing you can think of!

 

On the 30th of November, lots of men wear kilts. It’s a tradition!

 

We eat a traditional Scottish dinner with the family – haggis, neeps and tatties. Neeps is a Scottish word for turnip and tatties are potatoes.

 

And then we go to a cèilidh, a traditional party where we sing, dance, and listen to Scottish folk music.

 

It’s lots of fun! Happy Saint Andrew’s Day, everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving !

  • On thursday the 26th will be Thanksgiving in the USA.
    This is an important day for all americans. They eat a lot of good food this day.
    For example, turkey, mashed potatoes, macaroni, sweet potatoes, ham, pumpkin pie …

Here is a song for you :
( Holiday Jazz Chants Carolyn Graham)

Here is a video which explains Thanksgiving.

United States Elections

November 3rd is election day in the United States. On election day we vote for the President.

Trump is the President in America.

Macron is the President in France.

In the United States, the President lives in the White House for 4 years.

The White House is in Washington DC. This is the capital of the United States.

In France, the President lives in Élysée Palace for 5 years. Élysée Palace is in Paris. The capital of France is Paris.

There are two political parties. The red party is the republican party. The blue party is the democrat party. Each party has a presidential candidate. The candidate for the republicans is Donald Trump. The candidate for the democratic party is Joe Biden.

We vote for either Trump or Biden on a ballot.

Here is a map of the United States. You can see some states are blue and some states are red. If a state is blue, Joe Biden won the votes of that state. If a state is red, Donald Trump won the votes of that state.

Americans have voted and Joe Biden wins! Joe Biden is the new President of the United States!

Guy Fawkes Night

 

Guy Fawkes was a man who, on the 5th of November 1605, wanted to destroy the parliament with fire. His secret plan was discovered, and the King was saved! So, every year on the 5th of November we celebrate Guy Fawkes Night.

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This is a picture of the celebrations in 1776.

Sometimes it’s called Bonfire night because people build large fires. Teenagers visit all the houses in the neighbourhood to ask for wood. Here it is in a forest on Arran island.

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But the best things about Guy Fawkes Night are… the fireworks!Capture4

This is a firework display in Glasgow Green, a big park near my house.

Liane