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Holidays Vocabulary in English

Holidays Vocabulary
Holidays Vocabulary

You can use the following holidays vocabulary to talk about activities during the holidays such as, New Year, Eid, and Independence Day, etc. Ask your friends where they go during holidays for picnicking and what they do. The phrases and words below could be used in addition to your own vocabulary.

Holidays Vocabulary

Word/phrase Function Meaning
Holiday
Noun a special day of celebration
Christmas
Noun the annual Christian festival celebrating Christ’s birth, held on December 25th.
Christmas presents
Noun the gifts given or received during Christmas.
Christmas tree
Noun a real or artificial evergreen tree set up and decorated with lights and ornaments as part of Christmas celebrations.
New Year ‘s Eve
countdown
Noun the last 10 seconds of the old year, counted off before the new year begins. This is usually done at a party or social gathering.
Trick or
treating
Noun a request by children on Halloween; they pass from door to door asking for treats or threatening to play tricks on people.
Halloween
Noun the night of October 31st when children dress up as ghosts, witches, monsters, etc., and go to houses to ask for candy.
Thanksgiving
Noun the fourth Thursday in November in the U.S. as a legal holiday for people to be thankful for what they have. It comes from a special day in American history.
Independence
day/ July 4th
Noun Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Easter
Noun a Christian church festival that celebrates the return of Jesus Christ to life following his death. It is also a day that denotes the Spring and children usually go Easter egg hunting.
Easter egg
hunting
Noun egg hunt is a game during which decorated eggs (real hard-boiled ones or artificial eggs filled with or made of candy) are hidden in various places for children to find.
Labor Day
Noun a public holiday or day of festivities held in honor of working people.
Christmas
Caroling
Noun A carol is a song or hymn whose words are about Christmas. To go Christmas caroling means to go from place to place singing Christmas carols.
Eid
Noun A Muslim festival, marking the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.
New Year ‘s eve
ball drop
Noun One of the most prominent New Year’s celebrations in the USA is the “ball drop” held in New York City’s Times Square. The Waterford crystal ball located on the roof of One Times Square is lowered down a pole that is 141 feet high, reaching the roof of the building one minute later to signal the start of the New Year. The Ball Drop has been held since 1907, and in recent years has averaged around a million spectators yearly.
1.Fircracker
2.Fireworks
Noun 1. a small paper cylinder that is filled with an explosive and that produces a loud noise when it explodes ▪ boys setting off firecrackers. 2. a small device that explodes to make a display of light and noise — usually plural.
Holi
Noun Holi is a spring festival celebrated as a festival of colors. It is a Hindu religious festival which has also become popular with people of other communities.

 

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3 comments

holidays 9/19 January 9, 2017 at 9:51 pm

An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who had
been conducting a little research on this.
And he in fact bought me breakfast because I stumbled upon it for him…

lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the
time to discuss this issue here on your blog.

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BISMO November 25, 2018 at 1:57 pm

You are welcome and hope it helped you around.

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Ernest February 23, 2019 at 7:50 am

Why viewers still use to read news papers when in this technological globe
all is accessible on web?

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