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It was Nicky's idea, but we all think it's going to be brilliant. As soon as the last exams have finished, we're going to decorate the main hall at school with paper streamers and Chinese lanterns and things. Steve had this idea of projecting photos of everyone onto a wall, like a slide show. And we've got Jo's brother, who's a professional DJ, coming along. Then there are three different bands lined up to play. Ours is the best, because we've been together longest and we've got a great bass player, (coughs) although I say so myself, so we're on last. It's going to be cool.


Every year there's a carnival in August in London. You've probably heard of it, the Notting Hill Carnival? So this year, me and my friends are going again. We went last year and we had such a fantastic time. It's all Afro-Caribbean, with people in amazing costumes and these brilliant steel bands. We don't go in costume, but we do dance a lot. It does get quite crowded, so you have to make sure you stick together. And you have to watch out for pick-pockets when there are so many people in the same place. But it's really good fun; it's like London becomes a different country. Even the police dance sometimes.


We're going to hire a boat for the day and take it up the river. It's my grandparents' golden wedding anniversary, so the whole family is getting together. I'm really looking forward to seeing my cousins again. I haven't seen them for ages. We've got this huge picnic planned, with loads of different types of sandwiches and salads and an enormous cake. My dad has borrowed an ancient gramophone player, you know, what they had before CD players, and some old records. So as we go up the river we're going to listen to music from the time my grandparents got married – the swinging sixties!


Two of my best friends have their birthday in the same week, so some of us have decided to have a surprise party for both of them. One of my friends, Sandra, has a big house, and her parents say we can use it. They're going away, luckily. It's at the end of October, so we're going to decorate the house with Halloween things, you know, spiders' webs and spooky things. We're going to make up an excuse to get the birthday girls to come round to the house – say we're going to help Sandra move some stuff, or something. Then, as soon as Sandra lets them in, we're going to turn the lights out and jump out at them! We just have to make sure nobody mentions anything on Facebook and gives away the surprise.


There's a Royal Wedding in June – one of our princes is getting married – so it's a public holiday. Lots of people are having parties in squares and parks and places, and the people in our street decided to have one too. Well, it's a good excuse to have a party, isn't it? We're all going to take out tables and chairs and put them together in the middle of the road. We're going to stop cars coming through, obviously. We're all going to bring different dishes and share them round. There are quite a lot of different nationalities living on our street – people from India, China and different African countries – so the food should be really interesting. It'll be good to get to know more of the neighbours too.


Do you have any celebrations planned? What are you celebrating? What are you going to do?

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Submitted by Kostantinus on Sat, 01/16/2021 - 10:30

At this moment I am not planning to celebrate any events. Maybe in the future. Let's see!

Submitted by cookiepg on Tue, 08/25/2020 - 07:33

I'm not celebrating
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Submitted by Xuka on Mon, 08/24/2020 - 18:13

I have a surprise birthday party planned for my Dad in three weeks. Previous years, my family would have a 2 days trip and hold a small party for my Dad, but this year we can't do that due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, we will stay at home and have a cozy party. My mother will make a chocolate birthday cake on her own, his favorite dessert, and some delicious seafood dishes. I'll make a birthday card myself for him, and also give him a table tennis racket. He'll be surprised when unwrapping his present.

Submitted by pln on Fri, 08/21/2020 - 12:02

on my and my friends birthday, we couldnt do anything to celebrating our birthdays because we were in quarantine so we couldnt get together and stayed at home. we just texted on whatsapp and instagram

Submitted by Mamou1 on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 09:40

Yesss. Me and my friends are planning to celebrate our friends birthday . we are going to do Zoom meeting because we can't see each other in this moment. We also planed to read a poem that we wrote for her and we are going to discus about manything.........

Submitted by pvhoang05 on Wed, 06/03/2020 - 15:17

I love the celebration at Tet. We have a peach tree in the middle of our house and watch TV and have great food.

Submitted by Athony on Thu, 05/14/2020 - 15:35

In our class, we often give birthday greeting on the timeline of he/she on Facebook I think it is great.

Submitted by NuChio on Wed, 05/06/2020 - 19:05

yes; my birthday

Submitted by peachygirl on Sat, 04/11/2020 - 09:31

The last celebration that I had it was school party in New Year. It was really funny and interesting. All of my friends and me have danced and it was so cool. Also we had a lot of pizza.

Submitted by Thu on Fri, 08/09/2019 - 08:16

I don't have any celebrations planned, so I don't have anything to share. : (

Submitted by cammmiloe on Sat, 04/04/2020 - 17:03

well I think Colombia has the best carnival around the entire world, for insane in one department does black and white day and everybody paint their face.

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Submitted by Tina on Mon, 07/01/2019 - 05:03

I have never had any celebrations like that! The biggest party I have had was when I was in grade 9. It was a party for us who was going to leave school shortly.

Submitted by donv3rgas on Tue, 04/02/2019 - 15:11

my name is Nelson and i have never done something like that

Submitted by FatimaH on Thu, 02/21/2019 - 17:51

I am planning to celebrate the Novruz Bayram , that's my nation's traditional holiday . All cities are decorated with patterns and symbols related to this holiday . It's family holiday so everyone is going to come together with their families and celebrate this amazing holiday.
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Submitted by Shiko on Sat, 08/18/2018 - 08:25

I don't plan to celebrate something during month
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Submitted by bilko on Sat, 03/17/2018 - 15:31

I think every kind of feast from different countries is great. But I like Halloween day so much. At the same time in my country, we celebrate Ramadan Feast. In this day everybody comes together, eat different kinds of food and children are given money by elders...
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Submitted by Batgirl on Fri, 03/16/2018 - 17:16

I'm going to celebrate my birthday tommorow. I will invite 3 of my best friends and we're going to go to the restaurant and have a lot of fun!
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Submitted by KirGil on Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:03

I am going to celebrate my birthday in two months!!
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Submitted by thonganle on Wed, 01/10/2018 - 15:28

We often celebrate and eat together at Tet holiday. That's traditional day in Vietnam.
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