- Do you celebrate Labor Thanksgiving Day?
- How do you celebrate it?
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- perform /per-FAWRM/
- ceremony /SER-uh-moh-nee/
- event /ih-VENT/
- public /PUHB-lik/
[verb] – to take part in special enjoyable activities in order to show that a particular occasion is important
How do people celebrate the New Year in your country?
[verb] – to do an action or piece of work
Computers can perform a variety of tasks.
[noun] – (a set of) formal acts, often fixed and traditional, performed on important social or religious occasions
The wedding ceremony will be held in May.
[noun] – anything that happens, especially something important or unusual
The event was held in some park or other.
[adjective] – relating to or involving people in general, rather than being limited to a particular group of people
The government aims to improve public services, especially education.
More than 2,000 years ago, when rice was first grown in Japan, Labor Day was followed by a festival called Niinamesai, also known as the Autumn Harvest Festival. The original Niinamesai rite was performed to celebrate the autumnal harvest of rice, wheat, barley, and beans while Japan was ruled by the legendary Emperor Jimmu. The reigning Emperor Tenmu would participate in a unique ceremony to taste the year’s rice for the first time. The Niinamesai became more strongly connected to recalling the difficult effort of the previous year between 667 and 686 AD. Thanksgiving in Japan is known as “Kinro Kansha no Hi,” which is sometimes known as Labor Thanksgiving Day. In Japan, Thanksgiving is a widely observed national holiday that honors the sacrifices made by workers.
The event is traditionally observed as a peaceful public holiday in Japan, with family visits to parks or other green areas and a simple meal.
True or False:
- Canada also celebrates Thanksgiving Day.
- Corn was first grown in Japan more than 2,000 years ago.
- Niinamesai is also known as the Autumn Harvest Festival.
- Christmas in Japan is known as “Kinro Kansha no Hi.”
- Labor Thanksgiving Day is traditionally observed as a peaceful public holiday in Japan.
Fill in the blanks:
- Your birthday is an annual _____.
- Only the managers can ______ these tasks.
- He will ______ his birthday on Friday.
- Have you already attended a wedding ______?
- The information only became ______ after the incident.