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Webquest: New Year

Webquest: New Year
By Gabrielle Jones This New Year webquest by Gabrielle Jones includes activities designed to inform students about the history of New Year celebrations and the traditions which are practised today in a variety of cultures. Warmer New Year is an exciting time and many cultures celebrate it in a special way. This may include special foods and drinks, parties, religious festivals and other traditions. Answer these questions in pairs or small groups: How is New Year celebrated in your country? Activity 1: The history of New Year celebrations and traditions Visit When and where did the festival of New Year start? When you’ve finished, discuss what you found out with your partner. Activity 2: New Year’s traditions around the world On the same webpage (, read the article from 'New Years France' onwards. What drink do people in France have to celebrate the New Year? Activity 3: New Year celebrations around the world Scottish New Year

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