according to: de acuerdo a religious beliefs: creencias religiosas commemorate/to commemorate: conmemoran/conmemorar died/to die: murió/morir resurrected: resucitado settlers: colonos brought/to bring: trajeron/traer sunrise service: oficio del amanecer gathering at dawn: reunión al amanecer in some way or another: de una forma u otra salute to spring: saludo a la primavera marking re-birth: marcando el renacimiento
People in the United States celebrate Easter according to their personal and religious beliefs. Christians commemorate Good Friday as the day that Jesus Christ died and Easter Sunday as the day that he was resurrected. Protestant settlers brought the custom of a sunrise service, a religious gathering at dawn, to the United States. All, in some way or another, are a salute to spring, marking re-birth.
children: niños wake up: se despiertan to find: para descubrir Easter Bunny: conejo de Pascua left them: les dejó baskets: canastas candy: dulces hunt/to hunt: cazan/cazar eggs: huevos around: alrededor house: casa decorated/to decorate: decoraron/ decorar earlier: previamente week: semana neighborhoods: barrios finds/to find: encuentra/encontrar wins/to win: gana/ganar prize: premio
On Easter Sunday children wake up to find that the Easter Bunny has left them baskets of candy. Children hunt for eggs around the house that they decorated earlier that week. Neighborhoods hold Easter egg hunts. The child who finds the mostheggs wins a prize.
bought/to buy: compraban/comprar clothes: ropas, vestimentas wore/to wear: llevaban/llevar, ponerse church: iglesia walk: caminata led to/to lead to: llevó a/llevar a parades: desfiles
Traditionally, many celebrants bought new clothes for Easter which they wore to church. After church services, everyone went for a walk around the town. This led to the American custom of Easter parades all over the country.
early: comienzos century: siglo wife: esposa organized/to organize: organizó/ organizar Easter egg roll: carrera de huevos de Pascua told/to tell: dicho/decir used to: tenían la costumbre de roll: hacer rodar against: contra pyramids: pirámides invited/to invite: invitó/invitar hard-boiled: duros (huevos) lawn: césped Capitol building: efidicio del capitolio grown/to grow: crecido/crecer only: único are allowed: se les permite lawn: césped open to: abierto a twelve years old: de doce años under: menores (de doce años) only when accompanied: sólo si están acompañados
In the early nineteenth century, Dolly Madison, the wife of the fourth American President, organized an Easter egg roll in Washington, D.C. She had been told thathegyptian children used to roll eggs against the pyramids so she invited the children of Washington to roll hard-boiled eggs down the lawn of the new Capitol building! The event has grown, and today Easter Monday is the only day of the year when tourists are allowed on the White House lawn. The egg-rolling event is open to children twelve years old and under. Adults are allowed only when accompanied by children.
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Publication information: Book title: Read and Think English. Contributors: Los Editores De La Revista Think English - OrganizationName. Publisher: McGraw-Hill. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2008. Page number: 78.