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  • 13 марта 2016 This week we are celebrating St.Partrick's Day
    This week we are celebrating St.Partrick's Day
    St Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture on or around March 17. It particularly remembers St Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century.
    This week we are celebrating St.Partrick's Day
    St Patrick’s Day is a global celebration of Irish culture on or around March 17. It particularly remembers St Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century.
    St. Patrick
    St Patrick’s Day is celebrated in countries with people of Irish decent.

    What Do People Do?

    St Patrick’s Day is celebrated in many parts of the world, especially by Irish communities and organizations. Many people wear an item of green clothing on the day. Parties featuring Irish food and drinks that are dyed in green food color are part of this celebration. It is a time when children can indulge in sweets and adults can enjoy a “pint” of beer at a local pub. Many restaurants and pubs offer Irish food or drink, which include:

    • Irish brown bread.
    • Corned beef and cabbage.
    • Beef and Guinness pie.
    • Irish cream chocolate mousse cake.
    • Irish coffee.
    • Irish potato champ, also known as poundies, cally or pandy.
    • Irish stew.
    • Irish potato soup.

    Some people plan a pilgrimage to St Patrick’s Purgatory, which is commonly associated with penance and spiritual healing since the early 13th century. It is on Station Island in Lough Derg in County Donegal where St Patrick had a vision promising that all who came to the sanctuary in penitence and faith would receive a pardon for their sins.

    Public Life

    St Patrick's Day is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland (United Kingdom) and the Republic of Ireland. St Patrick’s Day is also a festive occasion in some parts of the world where it is not a public holiday. Therefore traffic and parking may be temporarily affected in streets and public areas where parades are held in towns and cities.

    Background

    St Patrick is one of the patron saints of Ireland. He is said to have died on March 17 in or around the year 493. He grew up in Roman Britain, but was captured by Irish raiders and taken to Ireland as a slave when he was a young adult. After some years he returned to his family and entered the church, like his father and grandfather before him. He later returned to Ireland as a missionary and worked in the north and west of the country.

    According to popular legend, St Patrick rid Ireland of snakes. However, it is thought that there have been no snakes in Ireland since the last ice age. The "snakes" that St Patrick banished from Ireland, may refer to the druids or pagan worshipers of snake or serpent gods. He is said to be buried under Down Cathedral in Downpatrick, Ireland. Ireland’s other patron saints are St Brigid and St Columba.

    Luke Wadding, a Franciscan scholar born in 1588 in Waterford, on the south coast of Ireland, was influential in ensuring that the anniversary of St Patrick's death became a feast day in the Catholic Church. Many Catholic churches traditionally move St Patrick's Day to another date if March 17 falls during Holy Week.

    Many immigrants from Ireland fled to other parts of the world, including Australia, Canada, theUnited Kingdom and the United States, in the 19th and 20th centuries. Many Irish customs, including the St Patrick’s Day celebrations, became quite popular in these countries. However, much of the interest in the St Patrick’s Day events is largely commercially driven in the 21st century.

    Symbols

    The most common St Patrick's Day symbol is the shamrock. The shamrock is the leaf of the clover plant and a symbol of the Holy Trinity. Many people choose to wear the color green and the flag of the Republic of Ireland is often seen in St Patrick’s Day parades around the world. Irish brands of drinks are popular at St Patrick’s Day events.

    Religious symbols include snakes and serpents, as well as the Celtic cross. Some say that Saint Patrick added the sun, a powerful Irish symbol, onto the Christian cross to create what is now called a Celtic cross. Other Irish-related symbols seen on St Patrick’s Day include the harp, which was used in Ireland for centuries, as well as a mythological creature known as the leprechaun and a pot of gold that the leprechaun keeps hidden.

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  • Краснознаменск 19 февраля 2016 фото отчет Chinese New Year Celebration
    фото отчет Chinese New Year Celebration

    Chinese New Year Celebration

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  • 08 февраля 2016 Кембриджские экзамены в Краснознаменске!
    Кембриджские экзамены в Краснознаменске!

    Приглашаем всех желающих сдать Кембриджские экзамены в нашем городе!

    Кембриджские экзамены в Краснознаменске!

    КЕМБРИДЖСКИЕ ЭКЗАМЕНЫ В Г. КРАСНОЗНАМЕНСКЕ!

    Приглашаем всех желающих сдать Кембриджские экзамены в нашем городе!

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    Заявки принимаются до 15 марта 2016 года.

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  • 08 февраля 2016 Happy Valantine's Day!
    Happy Valantine's Day!
    Happy Valantine's Day!

    Valentine's Day

                                                                           
    Valentine’s Day is a time when people show feelings of love, affection and friendship. It is celebrated in many ways worldwide and falls on February 14 each year.
    Many people see Valentine's Day as a special day to express one's love for another.
    ©iStockphoto.com/mammamaart

    What Do People Do?

    Many people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day by showing appreciation for the people they love or adore. Some people take their loved ones for a romantic dinner at a restaurant while others may choose this day to propose or get married. Many people give greeting cards, chocolates, jewelry or flowers, particularly roses, to their partners or admirers on Valentine’s Day.

    It is also a time to appreciate friends in some social circles and cultures. For example, Valentine's Day in Finland refers to “Friend's day”, which is more about remembering all friends rather than focusing solely on romance. Valentine's Day in Guatemala is known as Day of Love and Friendship). It is similar to Valentine’s Day customs and traditions countries such as the United States but it is also a time for many to show their appreciation for their friends.

    Public Life

    Valentine’s Day is not a public holiday in many countries, including Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. However, restaurants, hotels and shopping centers may be busy around this time of the year.

    Background

    The origins of Valentine's Day are not clear but many sources believe that it stems from the story of St Valentine, a Roman priest who was martyred on or around February 14 in the year 270 CE. How he became the patron saint of lovers remains a mystery but one theory is that the church used the day of St Valentine’s martyrdom to Christianize the old Roman Lupercalia, a pagan festival held around the middle of February.

    The ancient ceremony included putting girls’ names in a box and letting the boys draw them out. Couples would then be paired off until the following year. The Christian church substituted saints’ names for girls’ names in hope that the participant would model his life after the saint whose name he drew. However, it was once again girls’ names that ended up in the box by the 16th century.

    Eventually the custom of sending anonymous cards or messages to those whom one admired became the accepted way of celebrating Valentine’s Day. There was an increase in interest in Valentine's Day, first in the United States and then in Canada, in the mid-19th century. Early versions of Valentine cards fashioned of satin and lace and ornamented with flowers, ribbons, and images of cupids or birds appeared in England in the 1880s.

    Symbols

    Hearts, the colors red and pink, roses, images and statues of cupids, and cupids’ bows and arrows symbolize the feeling of romance and love on Valentine’s Day. Cupid is usually portrayed as a small winged figure with a bow and arrow. In mythology, he uses his arrow to strike the hearts of people. People who fall in love are sometimes said to be “struck by Cupid's arrow”. The day focuses on love, romance, appreciation and friendship.

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  • 18 января 2016 World Day of the Snowmen
    World Day of the  Snowmen

    This week we are celebrating the World Day of the Snowmen!

    World Day of the  Snowmen

    This week we are celebrating the World Day of the Snowmen!

     

    On 18 January to social and environmental projects in the sign of the snowman can be realized. How does this happen, and I need it? To build a snowman is easy. You roll three balls of snow and layered over one another. Done! For details of creativity serves only to refine but changes in the general basic form usually little.

    When did snowmen begin?

    The cultural history of the snowman begins with a negatively charged image of the snowman. Only at a time when you could enjoy the winter, the perception changed positively. As long as the terror of winter and thus freezing or starvation threatened snow was not a play and craft stuff. Then arose as postcards and you needed a symbol of the positive signal for the winter, began the friendly roly snowman its rapid spread. Today, the Thomas Kinkade snowman has a symbol already conquered other media, such as wrapping paper and leave the two-dimensional long. The Inflatable and illuminated snowmen, snowmen on pajamas, bedding and underwear or as a wooden figure. No variation seems too cheesy to make money.

    Are there still evil snowmen?

    Although the snowman is usually viewed positively, the formerly dominant image of the evil man out of snow has survived not quite. A very popular example is Bad Mr. Frosty , a video game character from the early days of console gaming. In the video game Clayfighter he belongs to the evil and emerged as in all episodes to as an identification symbol. But apart from some cartoon drawings of the snowman is now seen very positive, which manifests itself in the "World Day of the Snowman."

    Why a World Day of Snowman?

    In order to destroy illusions directly: The snowman is (only) a symbol, the most positive image is used. At the World Day of Snowman to social and environmental projects taking place. The choice of the symbol has fallen on the snowman because he is neither ideological nor religious usable. According to press release for this year's World Day of Snowman is intergenerational (playing with children), and also a symbol of transience and thus climate change.

    Why the 18th January?

    Even the date of the World Day is based on the Snowman website. Of course, the day must take place in winter. The 8 recalls the shape of a snowman. The day should not be too close to other festivals, so the snowman was a broom in the form of an added 1 to the side. Therefore, the 18th January. 

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  • 29 декабря 2015 фото отчет
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     фото отчет о рождественской поездке в Этномир

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    В раздел галерея добавлен фото отчет о рождественской поездке в Этномир. Давайте вспомним как было весело и интересно!
     
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  • 27 декабря 2015 We wish you Happy New Year!
    We wish you  Happy New Year!
    We wish you  Happy New Year!

     

     

     

    As The New Year Approaches,
    May Your Life Be Filled
    With Lots Of Celebrations
    As Well As Happiness;
    Wishing You Superb
    And Prosperous New Year.

    May Your Expectations
    In This New Year Morning
    Be Realized With Each And Every day Of The Year.
    This Is To Wish You A Good Health
    That Will Maintain The Energy
    To Flip Your Wing
    While Soaring Into Greater Heights
    Towards Your Dreams.

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  • 20 декабря 2015 Christmas Day!
    Christmas Day!
    Christmas Day!

     

     

     

     

     

    Christmas Day in United Kingdom

    Christmas Day is celebrated in the United Kingdom on December 25. It traditionally celebrates Jesus Christ's birth but many aspects of this holiday have pagan origins. Christmas is a time for many people to give and receive gifts and prepare special festive meals.

    What Do People Do?

    Prior to Christmas Day, people decorate their homes and gardens prior to Christmas Day. These decorations may include: 

    Christmas trees.

    Small colored fairy lights.

    Leaves and berries from holly trees and mistletoe bushes.

    Various other decorations with rich colors that spark the Christmas mood.

    In many towns and cities, the shopping streets are also decorated with lights and large pine trees, often specially imported from Norway. In some places a Nativity scene is arranged. This illustrates the story of Jesus' birth using statues or actors and live animals. Many churches hold special services in the night before Christmas Day.

    Many people spend Christmas Day with family members, with whom they exchange gifts and cards. Many children wake up to find a sock or stocking filled with small gifts on their bed or somewhere else in the house. These have supposedly been brought by a mythical figure called 'Father Christmas' or 'Santa Claus', who lives for most of the year at the North Pole. He travels in a sleigh pulled by reindeer and enters houses by climbing down the chimney. He hopes to enjoy a small snack of mince pies and brandy at each house. He supposedly travels so fast that he can deliver presents to all children in one night, although some in some stories elves help him with his work.

    Later in the day, people may attend special church services, even if they do not usually go to church. Nearly everyone prepares and eats a special meal. This often includes roast turkey, potatoes and parsnips, and other vegetables. After the main course, Christmas pudding is often eaten. This is a heavy steamed, dense, cake-like pudding filled with dried fruit and nuts. Burning brandy is often poured over it as it is served, giving a spectacular effect. Mince pies are also popular on Christmas Day. They are sweet pastry cases filled with a mixture of dried fruit, fat and alcohol.

    Public life

    Nearly all organizations, except hospitals and shelters for the homeless, are closed on Christmas Day. Some public houses and smaller stores selling food may open for a few hours in the middle of the day. Public transport services do not run to their normal timetables and may even not run at all. Public life closes down almost totally on Christmas Day.

    Many churches hold special services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Some also organize shelter, company and food for the homeless or those who need help. Others hold events for people who wish to return to the spiritual aspects of Christmas and turn away from the commercial aspects of modern Christmas celebrations.

    Background and symbols

    Christmas Day is often seen as the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem over two thousand years ago. However, many aspects of the celebration have their origins in the Pagan traditions of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. These include bringing pieces of evergreen trees into homes, lighting fires, holding parties and eating special foods. When missionaries converted the inhabitants of these countries to Christianity, many of these customs were included in the Christian celebrations.

    There are many Christmas symbols. These include leaves and berries from the holly tree and mistletoe bush, pine trees, candles and small lights. Figures associated with the season are Father Christmas or Santa Claus, the baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the other characters from the Nativity story. Presents and Christmas food, such as turkey, Christmas pudding and mince pies also symbolize Christmas. A special mention should be reserved for the robin red breast. This small bird, with its red feathered breast, is at its most beautiful in the middle of the winter and is often seen as a decoration on Christmas cards, wrapping paper and cakes

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  • Краснознаменск 06 декабря 2015 Итоги конкурса "Индейка - главный символ дня Благодарения"
    Итоги конкурса "Индейка - главный символ дня Благодарения"
    Итоги конкурса "Индейка - главный символ дня Благодарения"

    Итоги конкурса

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  • Звенигород 24 ноября 2015 приемная Санта Клауса в г. Звенигород
    приемная Санта Клауса в г. Звенигород
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    А подарки в этом году будут особенные:  стильные и практичные, такие что понравится и детям и подросткам!!

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  • 22 ноября 2015 This week we are celebrating Thanksgiving Day!
    This week we are celebrating Thanksgiving Day!
    This week we are celebrating Thanksgiving Day!

    This week we are celebrationg Thanksgiving Day!

     

    Many Americans think of Thanksgiving as a wonderful time to celebrate getting out of school for a long weekend, and eating a great dinner. Or, maybe they think it is the start of the Christmas holiday season. What is the real meaning behind Thanksgiving? Catherine Millard writes:

    Thanksgiving Feast.

    We can trace this historic American Christian tradition to the year 1623. After the harvest crops were gathered in November 1623, Governor William Bradford of the 1620 Pilgrim Colony, “Plymouth Plantation” in Plymouth, Massachusetts proclaimed:

    "All ye Pilgrims with your wives and little ones, do gather at the Meeting House, on the hill… there to listen to the pastor, and render Thanksgiving to the Almighty God for all His blessings."

    Prayer. Copyrighted illustration. Courtesy of Films for Christ.

    This is the origin of our annual Thanksgiving Day celebration. Congress of the United States has proclaimed National Days of Thanksgiving to Almighty God many times throughout the following years. On November 1, 1777, by order of Congress, the first National Thanksgiving Proclamation was proclaimed, and signed by Henry Laurens, President of Continental Congress. The third Thursday of December, 1777 was thus officially set aside:

    "…for solemn thanksgiving and praise. That with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts, and consecrate themselves to the service of their Divine Benefactor;… and their humble and earnest supplication that it may please God, through the merits of Jesus Christ, mercifully to forgive and blot them (their manifold sins) out of remembrance… That it may please Him… to take schools and seminaries of education, so necessary for cultivating the principles of true liberty, virtue and piety under His nurturing hand, and to prosper the means of religion for the promotion and enlargement of that kingdom which consisteth of 'righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost'…"

    George Washington, first President of the United StatesThen again, on January 1, 1795, our first United States President, George Washington, wrote his famed National Thanksgiving Proclamation, in which he says that it is…

    "…our duty as a people, with devout reverence and affectionate gratitude, to acknowledge our many and great obligations to Almighty God, and to implore Him to continue is… our duty as a people, with devout reverence and affectionate gratitude, to acknowledge our many and great obligations to Almighty God, and to implore Him to continue and confirm the blessings we experienced…"

    Thursday, the 19th day of February, 1795 was thus set aside by George Washington as a National Day of Thanksgiving.

    Statue of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of Wallbuilders.

    Many years later, on October 3, 1863, Abraham Lincolnproclaimed, by Act of Congress, an annual National Day of Thanksgiving "on the last Thursday of November, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens." In this Thanksgiving proclamation, our 16th President says that it is…

    "…announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations are blessed whose God is the Lord… But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, by the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own… It has seemed to me fit and proper that God should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people…"

    Prayer. Illustration copyrighted. Courtesy of Films for Christ.

    So it is that on Thanksgiving Day each year, Americans give thanks to Almighty God for all His blessings and mercies toward us throughout the year.

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  • 16 ноября 2015 Конкурс День Благодарения
    Конкурс День Благодарения
    Конкурс День Благодарения

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    BBEnglish School объявляет конкурс!!! 

    26 ноября в США и Канаде отмечается государственный праздник -  «День Благодарения». Об истории и традициях этого праздника мы не раз рассказывали на наших встречах, посвящённых этому дню.  В этом году мы предлагаем Вам принять участие в конкурсе

    «Индейка - главный символ Дня Благодарения».

    Создайте индейку своими руками из любого материала!

    Работы принимаются до 01 декабря включительно. Фотографии работ будут выложены на нашей страничке в контакте http://vk.com/bbenglish_school.

     Обращаем Ваше внимание на то что, проголосовать вы сможете только лично в нашем офисе.  

    Прими участие и получи ПРИЗ!

    Happy Thanksgiving Day!

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