Holidays and Special Events Vocabulary in English

Learn Holidays and Special Events Vocabulary in English with Pictures.

A holiday is a day set aside by custom or by law on which normal activities, especially business or work including school, are suspended or reduced. Generally, holidays are intended to allow individuals to celebrate or commemorate an event or tradition of cultural or religious significance. Holidays may be designated by governments, religious institutions, or other groups or organizations.

A special event is an in-game festival of an in-game holiday, although they tend to closely follow some real world celebration. These events are commemorated with special fete-related drops and/or activities, including mini games, festival quests, and decorations of towns and NPCs.

Learn Holidays and Special Events Vocabulary in English.

Names of Holidays and Special Events

  • Birthday – My birthday is on a Sunday this year.
  • April Fools’Day – April Fools’Day is also one of the year’s shortest holidays.
  • Christmas – Are you going home for Christmas?
  • Father’s Day – I will call my dad on Father’s Day.
  • Easter – They always go to church at Easter.
  • Halloween – I wore a dress to a Halloween party once.
  • International Women’s Day – In International Women’s Day, her husband gave her a bunch of beautiful flowers.
  • Mother’s Day – We sent Mom flowers for Mother’s Day.
  • Labor Day – Wishing you a very restful and joyous Labor Day.
  • New Year’s Eve – We’ll have a party on New Year’s Eve.
  • Thanksgiving – I wish you could be here on Thanksgiving.
  • Summer vacation – During his summer vacation he visited Russia.
  • Valentine’s Day – She received a bouquet of red roses on Valentine’s Day.
  • International Children’s Day – On International Children’s Day, kids are entitled to free entry to all city parks.
  • Wedding – We haven’t decided on a date for the wedding yet.

Birthday Vocabulary

On your birthday, your friends and family may send you birthday cards and gifts. You may celebrate your birthday with a birthday party, with a birthday cake, and with decorations like candles and balloons. All of you sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY song.

This is list of words that we use when talking about or at Birthday.

  • Balloon – an object made of brightly coloured thin rubber, that is filled with air and used as a toy or decoration for parties
  • Biscuit – a small thin dry cake that is usually sweet and made for one person to eat
  • Candle – a stick of wax with a string through the middle, which you burn to give light
  • Fruit – something that grows on a plant, tree, or bush, can be eaten as a food, contains seeds or a stone, and is usually sweet
  • Gift – something that you give someone, for example to thank them or because you like them, especially on a special occasion
  • Streamer – a long narrow piece of coloured paper, used for decoration on special occasions
  • Popcorn – a kind of corn that swells and bursts open when heated, and is usually eaten warm with salt or sugar as a snack
  • Horn – a musical instrument like a long metal tube that is wide at one end, that you play by blowing
  • Clown – someone who wears funny clothes, a red nose, bright make-up on their face …, and does silly things to make people laugh, especially at a circus

Christmas Vocabulary

Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

Let’s learn Christmas vocabulary with pictures.

  • Wreath – a circle of leaves or flowers that people use to decorate their houses at Christmas
  • Menorah (Hanukkah) – a Jewish candlestick that holds seven or nine candles
  • Fireplace – a special place in the wall of a room, where you can make a fire
  • Elf – an imaginary creature like a small person with pointed ears and magical powers
  • Sleigh – a large open vehicle with no wheels that is used for travelling over snow and is pulled along by animals
  • Reindeer – a large deer with long wide antlers, that lives in cold northern areas

Holidays and Special Events Vocabulary in English

Easter Vocabulary

Easter is a Christian holy day in March or April when Christians remember the death of Christ and his return to life.

This is list of English Words You’ll Need to Talk About Easter.

  • Daffodil – a tall yellow spring flower with a tube-shaped part in the middle
  • Crucifixion – the death of Christ on the cross
  • Resurrection – the return of Christ to life after his death as described in the Bible, which is remembered with ceremonies at Easter, and is one of the main beliefs on which Christianity is based
  • Easter bunny – an imaginary rabbit that children believe brings chocolate eggs at Easter

Halloween Vocabulary

In the night of October 31st, Halloween is now celebrated by children, who dress in costumes and go from house to house asking for sweets, especially in the US and Canada. In the past, people believed the souls of dead people appeared on Halloween.

These are some useful Vocabulary for talking about Halloween for English language students and children.

  • Mummy – a dead body that has been preserved by wrapping it in cloth, especially in ancient Egypt
  • Ghost – the spirit of a dead person that some people think they can feel or see in a place
  • Cemetery – an area of land used for burying dead people, especially one that is not beside a church
  • Cauldron – a large deep pot for boiling liquids or cooking food over a fire
  • Witch – a woman who is supposed to have magic powers, especially to do bad things
  • Skull – the bones of a person’s or animal’s head
  • Tombstone – a stone that is put on a grave and shows the dead person’s name, dates of birth and death, …

New Year’s Eve Vocabulary

New Year’s Eve, the last day of the year, is on December 31 which is the seventh day of the Christmas season.

This date is pretty special.

Learning some words related to New Year’s Eve.

  • Countdown – the period of time before an important event, when people become more and more excited about it
  • Postcard – a card that can be sent in the post without an envelope, especially one with a picture on it
  • Firecracker – a small firework that explodes with a loud noise
  • Firework – a small container filled with powder that burns or explodes to produce coloured lights and noise in the sky
  • Champagne – a French white wine with a lot of bubbles, drunk on special occasions

Summertime – Holidays and Special Events

Summertime, it’s time for a whole new season of fun things to do, and enjoy the sunshine.

Learn Summertime vocabulary in English through images.

  • Pool – a hole or container that has been specially made and filled with water so that people can swim or play in it
  • Swimsuit – a piece of clothing worn for swimming
  • Surfboard – a long piece of plastic, wood, … that you stand on when you go surfing
  • Canoe – a light narrow boat which you move along in the water with a paddle
  • Bikini – a piece of clothing in two pieces that women wear for swimming and lying in the sun

Wedding and Marriage Vocabulary

Learn English vocabulary through Pictures –  Wedding and Marriage vocabulary

  • Honeymoon – a holiday taken by two people who have just got married
  • Bouquet – an arrangement of flowers, especially one that you give to someone
  • Veil – a thin piece of material that women wear to cover their faces at formal occasions or for religious reasons
  • Engagement ring – a ring indicating that the person wearing it is engaged to be married, especially in Western cultures
  • Bridesmaid – a girl or woman, usually unmarried, who helps a bride on her wedding day and is with her at the wedding

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14.

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