Topics: Christmas, Jesus, Russia / Pages: 4 (857 words) / Published: Apr 17th, 2013

Holiday 1) a time of rest from work, school etc [= vacation American English] 2) a period of time when you travel to another place for pleasure [= vacation American English] 3) a day fixed by law on which people do not have to go to work or school. E.g.The 4th of July is a national holiday in the US. 4) the holiday season, the holidays
a) American English-the period between Thanksgiving and New Year
b) British English-the period in the summer when most people take a holiday
Festival 1)an occasion when there are performances of many films, plays, pieces of music etc, usually happening in the same place every year. E.g. the Newport Jazz festival 2)a special occasion when people celebrate something such as a religious event, and there is often a public holiday: Christmas is one of the main festivals in the Christian Calendar.
Edinburgh Festival, also Edinburgh International Festival of Music and Drama * an event that takes place in Edinburgh, Scotland, every year for three weeks in the summer, when there are many performances of plays and music, and other forms of entertainment. Some of these performances are given by famous people or groups, but there are also many others which are given by less well-known people, including university students, and these events are known as the Edinburgh Fringe. the Festival Hall also the Royal Festival Hall * a large concert hall used especially for performances of classical music. It is part of the South Bank centre, on the southern side of the River Thames in London.
Russia Festivals
The festivals in Russia are celebrated most widely in the larger cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg. Russian spring festivals celebrate national holidays and Russian culture. (St. Petersburg's winter festivals focus on the musical and performing arts as well as Russian winter traditions.)
Holidays in America
Memorial Day, or Decoration Day, is dedicated to those who fought in the War of Independence, in World

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