How to Talk about Your Holiday Traditions Easily in English
It’s December, which means you’re probably attending holiday parties, enjoying traditional music, taking advantage of Christmas shopping sales, and maybe even getting your holiday tree.
But when someone asks you how you celebrate the holidays, what do you say? Do you know how to describe your traditions?
In the past couple of years, I’ve shared lessons with you on Talking about the Holidays in English, which included common conversation starters, questions, and greetings to use during the holidays.
Then last year I invited you to join me in my kitchen while I made one of my favorite holiday cookies and I shared the recipe with you. This lesson included holiday baking and cooking vocabulary in English.
But if you still feel frustrated or stuck when you want to share what you love about the holidays, today’s lesson will help.
Since I’m an American, I focus on the traditions I’m most familiar with and the celebrations I have every year. This includes celebrating Christmas in December. However, the language I use and the language you’ll learn will help in describing the traditions of many holidays around the world.
My favorite holiday traditions.
Lesson by Annemarie
Now that you’ve had a chance to watch the lesson, learn about common American holiday traditions, and gained essential vocabulary, tell me about your holidays.
Are you celebrating a special holiday this month? Are you going to parties at work or doing something special with your friends and family?
What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Using vocabulary from today’s lesson, share with me. The best place to do that is in the comments below. You’ll also learn from others in the Confident English Community and get feedback.
I look forward to hearing from you!
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hi annemarie, i’m navya from india. great to get an another awesome lesson from you. well, coming to today’s challenge question. from a country like india, with it’s diverse cultures, we celebrate a lot of festivals..i am on a holiday right now. “dasara” one of the famous and big festival we ppl clbrt over here. it is the festival of good over evil.it is actually a festival of 10days. on 10th day we clbrt it by offering prayers, spending some quality time with family, eating delicious food and we enjoy a lot . i actually like “diwali” – which is… Read more »
Thanks so much for sharing your stories about holidays in India. I once had the opportunity to attend an Indian holiday celebration that involved a lot of coconuts. It was spectacular.
Have you enjoyed some American tradional food ? And could you share the photos with us?
Great question. I did enjoy a lot of wonderful, traditional food. I’ll look to see if I have some pictures that I could share. 🙂
Thank you, Rusodoka. I’m glad it was useful to you.
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Looking forward hearing soon from you.
I wish you also happy christmas
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