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Sub-pages:   Home Up Holiday--April Fool's Holiday--St Pat's Day Holiday--Thanksgiving Holiday--Easter Valentines Day Xiamen-Bo Bing game Advent--an introduction Who is Santa Claus Christmas Candy Canes

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The following Western Holiday Summaries are posted courtesy of Dr. Harvey Taylor*:

 Holiday Summary: April Fool's Day

 Holiday Summary: St. Patrick's Day

 Holiday Summary: Easter/ Resurrection Sunday

 Holiday Summary: Thanksgiving


Michael also has additional holiday information on this website:

 Xiamen's "Moon Festival" dice game

 Who is Santa Claus (Christmas)

 A Chronological Look at the first Christmas

 Christmas Candy Canes (an introduction)

 Advent (the four weeks before Christmas)

 Valentine's Day

 An Easter story for Kids (in English and Chinese)

 The Passion (Easter): thoughts about the movie & a remarkable Chinese poem


You'll also find movie study guides on this website for some great holiday films:

 A Snoopy/Charlie Brown Christmas

 Last Holiday

 White Christmas

 The Grinch

 Home Alone

 Christmas Carol

 It's a Wonderful Life


Also look for Christmas wallpaper (click here), and photos of Christmas fun with our students.


*Dr. Harvey Taylor and his wife Nina are friends of the Kriglines. Dr. Taylor started teaching in China in 1980, and has taught at a number of universities, including Peking University and China TV Teacher's College (for which these materials were first created). He is now retired, and living in the USA (you can reach him by writing to me; our email address is on the HOME page).


Note to teachers: These holiday summaries are © Dr. Harvey Taylor; used here with permission. Dr. Taylor is the author of “Special Days - Special Ways: Western Holidays, Customs, Culture.” This teaching resource contains two textbooks and a video tape with 20 programs, produced at the request of the China TV Teacher’s College, and designed to be the cultural component of a 3-year middle school English teachers’ video course. These resources are available in China (ISBN 7-301-02939-X 北京大学出版社).

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