The American Heritage Festival
1. United States is a cultural powers. Short but rich history and unique it makes for an ethnic melting pot, and bring together the
world’s culture. If the thought of this huge social and human treasures of get in, we may wish to take a short cut, that is, on his holiday to be a general understanding of the culture, because it is a microcosm of the Festival.
2. Day(情人节 情人节)(February Valentine’s Day(情人节)(February 14)
St. Valentine’s Day is an informal observance (非正式的庆祝) of a lover’s holiday. Today, the observance has no connection with the many legendary (传说的.) St. Valentines, and holds no religious significance. The day is observed with exchanges of love notes and cards, and other tokens(标志) of affection(感情), called valentines. The symbols of the heart and Cupid(丘比特) are common in cards, decorations of store windows,candies and other paraphernalia(随身物品). Easter（复活节） Easter（复活节）
(The first Sunday after the first full moon following
the vernal equinox(春分)) Easter is important for several reasons. Primarily(主要) it is a time for families to get together much like Christmas or Thanksgiving. They usually have a large meal and serve traditional（传统的） dishes such as baked ham(火腿). In addition, there is a commercial aspect(商业特征) of Easter. It is a time when manufacturers(制造商) of candy and chocolate can sell their products. They make chocolates in the shape of eggs and rabbits since those things are associated with（与……联系） spring and Easter. Finally, Easter is a religious holiday. Many Americans go to church on that day if they are Christians to celebrate the resurrection(耶 酥复活) of Christ. Symbols(象征) which we see at Easter are chicks, flowers, eggs, baskets for children to dye Easter eggs and then to hide them. Other children look for the eggs and collect them in baskets. People often get new clothes for spring for around Easter
3.November 1, Halloween is the traditional festival of the West. Halloween, namely 31 October night, children enjoy a good time to play. As ni
ght fell, the children put on colorful costume, and wore a mask of all sorts, put on a pumpkin lamp
ran out to play.Packed with parity, the demons were dressed up as children of mobile pumpkin lamp, ran to a neighbor’s door, intimidation, like shouting: “to trick or treat” and “give money or to eat.” If the adults do not have to change for the hospitality they candy, and those naughty boy just talk the talk: well, you’re not playing entertaining, I you.
4. November 4th Thursday is Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving Day, the United States the whole fun, people follow the customs of the prayer of Thanksgiving to the Church, and rural towns are nearby, theatrical performances or sporting events, etc. Continues for another year of relatives will return from many, one family luck, taste the delicious Thanksgiving Turkey.
5. 25 December Christmas is America’s largest and most exciting Festival. Christmas night the most interesting activities to a few “harki”, the symbol of the angels to report to the shepherds of Bethlehem on the outskirts of Messiah’s good news. Late in the season, in a church choir from door to door to come to their doorstep in chorus to sing Christmas carols. So the family out to join the chorus. Songs, the everyone invited to host House,refreshments. Laughing, the choir to sing someone’s House, the owner of a home is often accompanied by the “harki”
team growing, they sung from the houses, joyful atmosphere continue to increase, and often continue until dawn.
Christmas is the most typical Christmas tree decorations, people in a small FIR or pine filled with gifts and lantern, the top of the tree with a big star.