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Valentine's Day
is celebrated annually on February 14. Valentine's Day is recognized as a celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world.
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Shrove Tuesday
is the day before Ash Wednesday, observed in many Christian countries through participating in confession and absolution.
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International Women's Day
is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women.
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World Wildlife Day
reminds us that the animals of the world are a precious resource, and of the many organizations that work together to help preserve them for future generations.
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Saint Patrick's Day
is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland
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Mother's Day and Father's Day
Mother's Day (March or May) is a celebration honoring the mother of the family or individual. Father's Day (third Sunday of June) is a holiday of honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds.
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World Water Day
is an annual UN observance day (always on 22 March) that highlights the importance of freshwater. The day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

is a Christian festival and cultural holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Easter is not falling on a fixed date; its date is computed based on a lunisolar calendar.
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World Book Day
is a yearly event on April 23rd, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing and copyright.
Earth Day
is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

Celebrations. Special occasions
In this lesson, students will read about special days and holidays; practise writing and saying dates; discuss celebrations around the world; write about a special day.

International Museum Day
is an international day held annually on or around 18 May. Each year, museum internationally are invited to participate in IMD to promote the role of museums around in the world.
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World Environment Day
is celebrated on the 5th of June every year, and is the United Nation's principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
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Summer solstice
Since prehistory, the summer solstice (usually 20 or 21 June in the Northern hemisphere) has been seen as a significant time of year in many cultures, and has been marked by festivals and rituals.

is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day.
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is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.
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International Day for Tolerance
is an annual observance day declared by UNESCO in 1995 to generate public awareness of the dangers of intolerance. It is observed on 16 November.
New Year
is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
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Thanksgiving Day
is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.
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Chinese New Year
usually known as the Spring Festival in modern China, is an important Chinese festival celebrated at the turn of the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.
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Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day, in the United States and Canada, day (February 2) on which the emergence of the groundhog (woodchuck) from its burrow is said to foretell the weather for the following six weeks.
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