вторник, 16 февраля 2010 г.

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Chinese New Year
The Chinese year 4707 begins on 14 February 2010. The Chinese use the Lunar calendar for their festivals. The Lunar calendar is based on the time the moon takes to go around the Earth. (The Western calendar is based on the time it takes for the Earth to go around the Sun.) The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. In order to "catch up" with the solar calendar the Chinese insert an extra month once every few years. The first day of each Chinese year will always fall sometime between January 21 and February 21, inclusive, and takes place at sunset on the day of the second (sometimes rarely on the third) New Moon following the winter solstice (21 or 22 December). Chinese New Year celebrations last for two weeks and end with Teng Chieh, the lantern festival, on the full moon about 15 days later. The symbol of 2010 is a tiger. The dragon is an important part of the new year celebrations and is paraded through the streets. It represents wisdom, strength, benevolence, and good fortune.
From 12 to 28 February in Canada XXI Olympic Games are held. More than 5500 athlets from over 80 countries of the world are competing there. It is the most visited Games in the history of Olympic competetions. Russia is represented by 179 sportsmen. The motto of the Games is "With burning hearts".
The Winter Olympics began in 1924, and like the Summer Olympics, happen every four years. The modern games are based on Olympic Games that took place in ancient Greece almost 2,800 years ago. The Olympic Games took their name from the Greek city of Olympia in honour of the Greek God, Zeus. The French town of Chamonix in the Haute-Savoie hosted the first Olympic Winter Games in 1924. All sports ar the winter Olympic Games take place on ice or snow. The last Winter Olympics was in 2006 in Turin (Torino), Italy. The next winter Olympics will be held in Sochi, Russia in 2014.

4 комментария:

  1. Many people follow this event and many others moments which are happening in Canada. I think Olympic games are very important. And every person should value these games.
    Tokareva Mary.

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  2. I think that these games must be very good!
    Rusian sportsmen will take silver and gold medals!
    I shall watch them !=)

    Беляевский Димка!!=)

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  3. I think that Olympic Games are very useful for people all over the world! Every four year they start and people with great desire wait for the event!!! Jane

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  4. Анонимный17 мая 2010 г., 19:46

    It seems like the last Olympic Games,so as many others, were unreasonable to take part in for Russian athlets.
    It was really disgraceful. Hockey,skating,bobsley - this sports were always pride of our country,but smth have changed,and now we should involve all children of 2-3 forms in any aports to get back our luck and medals.
    Victor

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