IELTS Speaking Part 2 Topic:
Describe an important day you celebrate in your country.
You should say:
- what day it is
- how you celebrate this day
- how this is different from other celebrations
and explain why this is an important day to celebrate.
In Vietnamese culture, Lunar New year is considered to be the most important holiday. Today, I am proud to share with you an important day we celebrate in our country, it’s the first day of Lunar calendar.
As Vietnam has an agricultural economy for a long time until now, agriculture plays a vital part in citizens’ life. Thus, people here are accustomed to lunar calendar, counting days according to the movement of the moon. To Vietnamese, the first day of lunar calendar is important, not only because it marks a new year, but it is the time when people gather together, making new year’s resolutions. In this day, people often come to visit family and relatives to wish them a good coming year. Besides, in this day, adults will give children or the old red envelope with lucky money inside as a tradition. The food consumed in this day is also different from daily meals as they are Vietnamese traditional food like Chung cake, noodle, spring rolls and so on. Houses are decorated beautifully in the hope of a good year will come to their family.
In this day every year, I spend most of time at home, to prepare the food, or chat with my brothers and sisters because during the year, we are often so busy that we almost have no time together. To me, it’s a good chance to strengthen the ties among us and other family members. Sometimes, in afternoon, we come to the temple or pagoda to pray for good things to come.
It is of common sense that every nation has their own unique culture. By celebrating the first day in lunar calendar in a traditional way, we help maintain our long history culture as well as passing it over to generations.
- be accustomed to sth: be familiar to sth
Ex: I am accustomed to getting up early in the morning.
- be of common sense: widely known
Ex: It is of common sense that the Sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
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