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ESL Vocabulary Quiz: HOLIDAYS
Easter (Usually in April)

Welcome to our new collection of exercises designed to help you practice English while learning about holidays. Some of these holidays are observed in all of the English-speaking world, while others are only celebrated in specific countries/regions. For each blank space, choose the correct response. If both responses are acceptable, choose the one that sounds more natural. Good luck!

1. Easter is a Christian religious holiday that commemorates the crucifixion and (resurrection/revival) of Jesus Christ. These days, Easter has a lot of (secular/sectional) traditions as well, which is why many non-Christians also celebrate it.

2. Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is an (efficient/official) or "public" holiday in some parts of the English-speaking world.

3. Easter and all of its related holidays (Good Friday, Lent, etc.) are known as (movers/moveable) feasts/holidays, which means their date changes from year to year.

4. One of the main Easter traditions is (decorating/dressing) eggs - which involves painting them in a variety of colors.

5. On Easter Sunday, many people participate in a traditional Easter egg (look/hunt) - the colored eggs are hidden by the parents, and the children have to look for them.

6. Many Christians (even the ones who don't normally go to church) attend (mass/sermon) on Easter Sunday.

7. A very popular symbol of Easter is the Easter (Bunny/Hare), - traditionally, he's the one who "hides" and delivers the eggs.

8. Many families place colored eggs, and other decorated items, in an Easter (basket/bowl). These are given to children when they wake up on Easter Sunday.

9. In England, many people (exchange/change) chocolate eggs instead of real ones.

10. Lent is a period of (fasting/feasting) - when one is not allowed to eat certain foods - which starts 40 days before Easter. Most people no longer (absolve/observe) Lent.





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