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Miscellaneous special days

April Fools’ Day

noun

1st April, a day when people try to trick each other, especially by making other people believe something that is not true

Burns Night

25 January, the birth date of the Scottish poet Robert Burns, that Scottish people celebrate by having parties where they eat traditional Scottish food, especially haggis

button day

noun

a day on which people buy and wear badges with messages on them to show their support for a group or organization

Father’s Day

noun

a special Sunday in June when people give a card or present to their father

first night

noun

a public celebration of New Year’s Eve

Flag Day

noun

in the US, the day of 14 June when people celebrate the day in 1777 when a flag was chosen for the country

Hogmanay

noun

in Scotland, the evening of 31st December and the celebrations that happen at that time

Mardi Gras

noun

in some countries, a celebration with parties and marches in the streets that often lasts for several days and ends on the night before Lent begins. The most famous celebration of Mardi Gras in the US takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Martin Luther King Day

noun

a national holiday in January in the US that celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King Junior, a leader in the 1960s political movement to get more rights for black Americans

Mothering Sunday

noun

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

noun

a special day when you give cards and presents to your mother to show your love for her

national holiday

noun

the day on which people celebrate the time when their country was formed

New Year’s Eve

noun

the evening of 31st December, when many people celebrate with their family or friends by staying awake until midnight

quarter day

noun

in the UK, one of four days in the year when some official payments are made

Remembrance Day

noun

the Sunday nearest 11th November in the UK and Canada when the country honours the people who died in the First and Second World Wars

St Valentine’s Day

noun

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

noun

14 February, the day on which people give cards and small presents to the person who they love

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a video advertisement that appears immediately before an online video

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breakfast rave

a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …

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