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  Weekender 2006 / 7  
Weekender
 

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- Water

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- Straw Bear Festival

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- Friday the 13th

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- World of Wonders

Straw Bear Festival

Straw Bear Festival

 

Here in Britain there are many festivals. There are national celebrations of course, but you will also see festivals that only happen in one town.

Look at the picture above. What do you think this festival is about?

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Words and phrases in the programme


straw
dried pieces of farm plants e.g. wheat

bale
a large block of straw or hay, which is dried grass

origins of the festival
when and why it started

a lean time of year
when people have very little money

running costs
expenses

revival
the event returns



Find out more about the Straw Bear Festival at www.strawbear.org.uk*

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