quarta-feira, 25 de maio de 2016

Thanksgiving Day

 A national holiday when families come together to share food, enjoy parades and watch American football.
The traditional meal revolves around turkey, stuffing and vegetables.
This holiday was first celebrated in 1621 and it is a tradition commemorated still today.

Thanksgiving is always hold on the 4th Thursday of November. Last year the Thanksgiving day was on the 26th of November.

Student: André Vala, 9º1ª

sábado, 7 de maio de 2016

Trooping The Colour

  Trooping the Colour is a ceremony performed by regiments of the British and
 Commonwealth armies. It has been a tradiction of British infantry regiments since the
 17th century,hough the roots go back much  earlier.

 Since 1748 Trooping the Colour has also  marked the official     birthday of the British sovereign. It is held in London annually              on a Saturday
 in  June on Horse Guards Parade by St. James's Park, and    coincides with the publication of 
the  Birthday Honours List. Among the audience are the Royal                   Family, invited guests, 
     ticketholders and the general public.
The Queen travels down The Mall from 
Buckingham Palace in a royal procession 
with a sovereign's escort of Household Cavalry.
 After receiving a royal salute, she inspects her
troops of the  Household Division, both foot 
guards and horse guards, and the King's Troop, 
Royal Horse Artillery. Each year, one of the 
foot-guards regiments is selected to troop its
colour through the ranks of guards. Then 
the entire Household Division assembly 
conducts a march past the Queen, who                             reveives a salute from the saluting base.
Students: João Dias nº14 e Rafael Silva nº21

Toronto a Multicultural City

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It's a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is ranked one of the world's most multicultural cities in the world and is also ranked as the safest metropolitan area in North America.
Half of Toronto's population was born outside of Canada
Over 140 languages and dialects are spoken there, and just over 30 percent of Toronto residents speak a language other than English or French.
This city boasts 200 ethnic groups. People from the UK, Ireland, China and Italy, to name a few, represent some of the larger cultural groups, while smaller communities include people from Iran, the Netherlands, Nepal, Romania and many other countries
By Vitor Carvalho and Mario Gomes

New York – A Multicultural City

  One of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, New York City is an exhilarating metropolis located on the East Coast of the USA. Made up of five boroughs with Queens being the most diverse with people from India, Korea, and Brazil to name just a few. It is believed that about 800 languages are spoken here by the ethnic groups that make up this exciting city. As an  Immigration-friendly city, NYC established the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, which has created several executive orders and laws to help those who are coming from abroad — about 36% of its population. A vibrant mix of cultures, their contribution can be found all over the city, including exotic eateries and incredible art.

Students: Ricardo Leitão and Diogo Marques

Lisbon Multicultarism

Multiculturism is a term to describe the variety of cultures, religions of a
certain country or a city with. 
Lisbon is a city with many cultures for example: chinese culture, indian culture, english culture, 
brasilian culture and other more cultures… 
Multiculturism was created by Charles Taylor.
Taylor defined democracy as the only non- political alternative to achieve the recognition of the
other, namely diversity.
Lisbon is a very attractive city with a variety of traditions and with a great past.
Students: Iara and Rodrigo, 9º 1ª

May Day

On May Day people with lots of different customs get together to celebrate the arrival of summer and the end of a long winter.

On this time of the year the weather went warmer and flowers and trees start to blossom.
On May Day people have a traditional dance known as Maypole Dancing. In this dance the people of the village dance around a pole.
Weeks before the show the schools of the village practice this dance with their students.

At the end of the dance the result is a plaited pattern of ribbons round the pole.
The highlight of the day is the crowning of the May Queen.

Students: Eva (nº8) and Juliana (nº16)

London – A Multicultural City

If you are looking for a cultural and ethnic diversified place, London is the best option.
When you look around, you can experience the London society. You can see people with uncommon clothes and lifestyles. You can hear the many languages of the world, and that mix of dialects originated the Multicultural London English.
People consider living there, because despite being away from their countries they feel as if they are home.

You can be walking down the street and enter Chinatown or run into a carnival, celebrating their cultural diversity.

Even thought multiculturalism is believed to be an impossible reality you can see it all across London.

So welcome to London, a Multicultural City!

Students: Eva (nº8) and Gonçalo (nº10)