Lesson 40: Festivals

EY! for Teens

EY! for Teens Year 1 Lesson 40 Quizlet

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EY! for Teens Year 1 Lesson 40: Festivals


Please prepare for your next lesson by writing down your answers to the questions below. Please use the same notebook every time to make it easier for you to review in the future.



  1. Name one festival that is popular in Japan. When is this festival observed? Why is it celebrated? What do people usually do during this festival?
  2. Have you ever taken part in this festival? If so, how was it? If not, would you like to take part in this festival some day?
  3. Name one festival you would recommend to a tourist from another country. What time of year is the festival? What do people usually do during this festival? Can foreigners participate in the festival?
  4. Research Time! Go online and find a festival from another country. When is this festival observed? Why is it celebrated? What do people usually do during this festival?
  5. Would you like to take part in this festival? Why or why not?
  6. Imagine you could create your own festival for you local area. What time of year would this festival be observed? Why would it be celebrated? What would people do during this festival?

If there is time, ask your teacher Question 3 and Question 4.

Model Answers: Let’s Ask Keiji

  1. Gion Matsuri. This festival is held throughout July. It is a traditional celebration held in Kyoto every year. People usually wear yukata and watch the parade of floats around the city.
  2. No, I haven’t. I would like to go some day but I hear it is very crowded.
  3. Kokusekiji Sominsai. It’s in early February every year, in Iwate prefecture. It’s all about men running around in the cold performing various athletic activities. Anyone can participate.
  4. The Baby Jumping Festival of Spain. It takes place in May or June each year. Men dressed in devil costumes jump over babies in the street. They do this to protect them from evil spirits.
  5. No, I wouldn’t. I would be scared I would land wrong and hurt one of the babies!
  6. I would hold a festival in Kashihara every spring, after the cherry blossoms were gone. I would put up plastic blossoms in parks and public areas for people who couldn’t find time to see the real blossoms.