eTwinning Special Christmas Edition
Special Christmas Issue
Heinrich-Böll-Gesamtschule Oberhausen IES MARINA CEBRIÁN, CALLE CANDELARIA, Nº 1 San Cristóbal de la Laguna Zespól Szkól Gimnazjum i Szkola Podstawowa nr 13 Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe: Prva gimnazija, Maribor:
The end of a long term The Christmas holiday finally arrived. Here’s what the last days are like:
POLAND We decorate Christmas trees at our school. There is a big one in the corridor and smaller ones in the classrooms. All the classrooms are beautifully decorated with baubles, ribbons, angels, Christmas cards and decorations. Students belonging to one class have a class meeting with their teacher. They share a wafer, tell wishes to one another and then sing carols. They also have a mela. They eat a traditional Polish dish or just taste some cake. There is a special performance at our school gym every year. Students present Christmas traditions, tell poem and sing carols. The atmosphere in the last day before the Christmas break is special. at the Polish school
[Above —putting up the tree in the library] Meanwhile in England ..... on the last day of term we always have just 4 lessons in the morning and
then the reports are given out. School finishes at 1pm instead of 3.40. In the last week we sing Christmas carols in assembly instead of the usual hymn. Pupils start giving out Christmas cards and some lucky teachers get a present.
Xmas in Maribor, Slovenia
There is a tradition that we decorate our classrooms and on the last day before holidays the winning classroom is chosen. Unfortunately our class hasn't won yet. Some classes even prepare a programme inspired by a Christmas spirit for the jury. Here's a photo of a decorated classroom. We also have a game in our class and the game is called The Secret Friend. Each gets a name of a school friend and has to surprise him or her with small tokens of appreciation
Christmas Tree decorations in the Canary Islands are made of recycled CDs
Christmas Eve in Poland
Christmas Traditions by Szymon (Poland)
In my house Christmas dinner begins when everybody see first star. Our tradition is twenty dishes on table. We make place for unexpected guest. Only one dish In like . It’s be fish carp. It’s delicious!! Christmas in my home. I describe you my typical Christmas. In my home it's really important time. We spend it with all family. Everybody are cooking, cleaning and singing carols. We are waiting for Jezus. When first star appears in the sky we are starting eat twelve special, Christmas dishes. In my house we prepare several zup like żurek, barszcz czerwony, grzybowa. We have also fishes, potatos, salad, kutia, peas and cabbage and many more. We pray and wish everybody all the best with Christmas Eve wafer in hands. When we end do it we go to Christmas Tree. Under the Christmas Tree there are gifts for every person of out family. At the midnight we go to church on pasterka. In next day of Christmas we meet with family again. We are
Do you know what El Gordo is ?
It is a Massive Christmas lottery in Spain which takes place on 22nd December, almost everyone buys a ticket. The results are sung by San Ildefonso School students as the balls come out of the machine.
The typical Christmas Eve pre-dinner custom of the breaking and sharing of a special rice wafer and offering good wishes for the year ahead talking, eating and laughing. Sometimes we go to walk. Everybady are waiting for the special time. We are happy because we can meet with lovely people and we get gifts.
Prva gimnazija, Maribor, Slovenia
ristmas lish Ch Eng g Puddin
This is how our school looks like in December. We call it the Old Beauty and in December it's even magical.
SPANISH CHRISTMAS FOOD
CHRISTMAS RECIPES FROM TENERIFE .
ALMOND NOUGAT, POLVORONES, BATATA SWEET TROUT OR ANGEL'S HAIR ONE AND MERENGUE CAKE
ingredients include cinnamon and sesame seeds. polvorón. Basically it is a kind of mantecado, oval shaped, and usually covered with powdered sugar.
trinket hidden inside. The person who finds it will have a lucky year. mazapán. marzipan. chocolate. chocolate. champán. champagne.
turrón. Nougat candy, usually made with honey, sugar, egg white and almonds, and shaped into rectangular tablets. mantecado. Traditional Spanish Christmas sweet made mainly with lard, flour and sugar. Other common
roscón de reyes. king cake. On January 6, it is a tradition to eat a king cake with a small
cava. Another kind of sparkling wine, like champagne,
More Christmas Traditions
Spanish Christmas tradition is the decorations, like the street Christmas lights and, of course, the Nativity Scenes. A Nativity Scene is a depiction of the birth of Jesus, generally with small figures. It depicts at least the Child Jesus in the crib, the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph, but there are also a lot of other figures, such as shepherds, sheeps, villagers, the Three Wise Men on camels, etc. everywhere in the world which is celebrated in family circle. But it's not as popular as New Year's Eve. It is a tradition that we wait for Christmas Eve so that four Sundays before Christmas we lighten up candles on advent wreath. grandmothers bake traditional cake called “potica” (nut rolls) or fruit bread. Under the Christmas tree there are a Christmas crib and gifts for good children. On Christmas Eve people go to midnight mass. In our family it is a tradition that we go to church on foot with torches and before that we have traditional Christmas dinner. Christmas is one of those holidays when we can spend our time with relatives and people who are very close to us.
Special Christmas Issue
Christmas customs in Slovenia Christmas is very popular holiday in Slovenia, like
People send Christmas cards and sing Christmas carols. We decorate our Christmas tree and bake Christmas cookies. There is a pleasant atmosphere in our homes. It smells of good food, candies, and oranges. Our mothers or
Slovenian Christmas cake
EVERY YEAR ON THE CHRISTMAS' EVE. THE SYNPHONY ORCHESTRA OF TENERIFE PERFOMS TO ALL PEOPLE. YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO LISTEN TO CLASSICAL MUSIC WITHOUT PAYING FOR IT AT ALL.
Christmas Eve in Poland—Mateusz Czernek
For me Christmas is the most beautiful time during the entire year. When the family meets in its entirety at the same table doing amazing atmosphere in August. This is a beautiful feeling. Christmas are successful in this way when the
windows for our home is cold and a lot of snow. I think that each of us in their homes has its own habits, which remain to this day.
M CHR ERRY IS one TAMAS and all !
Throughout the year, we are waiting for the only date: The twenty fourth of December!. This is such a period in life when everyone has a wonderful mood to feast and meetings with family. On this day, they met in my house is a lot of people who do dishes on Christmas night. And he is embellished table and placed him on board. Of course, no one can run into choinką gifts because it would be without gifts for the holidays and Christmas trees. A Christmas tree in my house always looks wonderful. At the center of the table stands a Christmas candle next to it on the plate are 'opłatki' which will be divided already evening. It can not run out of hay into a beautiful white cloth-table as tradition requires tries.Every year, when the moment nastaje already on the table must be 12 dishes including min.: 'Barszcz', 'carp', 'herring', 'pierogi with cabbage', 'noodles with poppy'. Once all sit at table, we are waiting only for one beautiful star in the sky that will give us the signal that you can already start Christmas Eve. Everyone takes the hand and each wafer with each begins to share it or tell themselves desired. After the demands of children or me, my sister, and my cousins, lets get to unpack gifts. Then comes the moment on trying each of the holiday dishes to taste.The biggest gourmand in my family are: Dad, uncle and grandfather. Then, are beautiful carols that always starts my grandmother. After a wonderful evening everyone goes to their homes but only for a moment. Why? Because at 12 at night my whole family goes to church for midnight mass.With midnight mass returned to the house and everyone goes with a smile on your face, and each has a good humor. That, focus Wigilie although each end holidays do not end with the past times. Then there's still 1 day festivities, followed by 2 days of holidays. In the following days is a Christmas carol or pastoral priest comes to each of the houses and we pray. I think that the Christmas holidays are the most beautiful in the whole year.
! h Świat Wesolyc
So this is Xmas and what have you done, another year over and a new one just begun. And so this is xmas I hope you have fun the near and the dear one the old and the young.
A VERY MERRY XMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR LET´S HOPE IT´S A GOOD ONE WITHOUT ANY FEAR John Lennon
Spanish Christmas Traditions
Other Christmas Eve. The night before Christmas, it is customary to organize family reunions, in order to have a dinner and celebrate together. A Midnight Mass called Misa del Gallo (Rooster’s Mass) is also celebrated to commemorate the birth of Jesus. Día de los Santos Inocentes (Innocent Saints’ Day). On December 28, we commemorate the Biblical Herod’s slaughter of the innocents. On this day, all kinds of hoaxes and jokes (called inocentadas) are committed on friends and relatives. In this sense, it is the equivalent of the April Fools’ Day. New Year’s Eve. This day is also celebrated with a family dinner. At midnight, it is traditional to eat twelve grapes, one on each chime of the clock (well, as you can imagine, not everyone succeeds in doing that). Next, everybody drinks a toast, with champagne or cava, and the party goes on as much as we can take, specially young people. Epiphany. Spanish children do not address their letters to Santa Claus, but to the Three Wise Men. On January 5, big parades are organized in which the Three Men participate in person, even though they have a lot of work to do that night. El Gordo. Massive Christmas lottery which takes place on 22nd December, almost eve-
Feliz N avidad !
The Christmas Market in Oberhausen, Germany ryone buys a ticket.
Frohe n! chte eihna W