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The main holidays of the U.K.
Holidays and their descriptionsПраздники и их описанияNew Year’s Day. (January 1, celebrated as a holiday in many countries.
Twelfth Night. (The evening of Jan. 5, the eve of Twelfth Day, formerly observed with various festal celebrations).
Good Friday. (The Friday before Easter, observed as a commemoration of the Crucifixion of Jesus).
Easter. (1) A festival of the Christian Church commemorating the Resurrection of Christ: falls on the Sunday following the first full moon after the vernal equinox. 2) Also called: Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Easter Day. The day on which this festival is celebrated.)
May Day. (The first day of May, traditionally a celebration of the coming of spring: in some countries now observed as a holiday in honour of workers).
Ascension Day. (The 40th day after Easter, when the Ascension of Christ into heaven is celebrated).
Whitsun(tide). (The week that begins with Whit Sunday, esp. the first three days).
Whit Sunday. (The seventh Sunday after Easter, observed as a feast in commemoration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles 50 days after Easter. Also called: Pentecost).
Whit Monday. (The Monday following Whit Sunday).
All Saints’ Day. (A Christian festival celebrated on Nov. 1 to honour all the saints).
Christmas(tide). (The season of Christmas extending from Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) to Jan. 6 (the festival of the Epiphany or Twelfth Night)).
Christmas Eve. (The evening or the whole day before Christmas Day).
Christmas Day. (Dec. 25, observed as a day of secular celebrations when gifts and greetings are exchanged).
Boxing Day. (The first weekday after Christmas, observed as a holiday).
New Year’s



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