British Holidays – New Year’s Day


hi everyone I’m Gina I’m sure that
everyone watching this video know it’s about New Year’s Day and celebrates it
but do you know how we celebrate in Great Britain in this lesson you’re
going to learn about the British New Year which we celebrate on the 1st of
January do you know how many people gather in
London to watch the New Year’s fireworks will show you the answer at the end of
this video New Year’s Eve is a big party night in
Britain people all over the country celebrate with parties and fireworks to
ring in the New Year in Scotland especially it is a big event known as
hog money when Big Ben chimes midnight to signal the start of the new year we
join hands and sing the traditional song auld lang syne a song about friends and
forgiveness a new year is seen as a new beginning where we can say goodbye to
the year that has passed and welcomed the year that is coming it is
traditional to choose a New Year’s resolution and this is a goal or a
change that we want to make to ourselves or our lives popular New Year’s
resolutions are to lose the extra pounds put on over Christmas or to quit smoking
in Britain and especially Scotland there is an old superstition and custom that
the first person to enter a house in the new year will bring luck with them if
the first footer as they are called has dark hair it is considered extremely
lucky New Year’s Eve is a party night it means
that New Year’s Day is a very slow-paced day public transport and store hours are
limited and most people choose to stay home relax and nurse their headaches and
now I’ll give you the answer to the earlier quiz do you know how many people
gather in London to watch the New Year fireworks
about 250,000 people gather every year along the River Thames to watch the
fireworks the fireworks are set off from boats along the river and also around
the London Eye how is this lesson did you learn something interesting do you
remember the name of the song we sing to welcome the new year leave us a comment
at English class 101.com and we’ll see you in the next lesson bye you

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