1. fall on指(日期)适逢。
The Dragon Boat Festival falls on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar (阴历).
Christmas falls on a Friday this year.
The Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar.
2. celebrate v. 庆祝，常用be celebrated介绍。
Spring Festival is celebrated in January or February. The exact (确切的) date is determined according to the Chinese lunar calendar. This year, the festival took place from February 7 to 21.
This September 12 is the Mid-Autumn Festival, a traditional Chinese holiday.
Mid-Autumn Festival is coming. On October 3, people will celebrate this day with tasty moon cakes, big dinners and moon-watching.
Thanksgiving is a traditional festival that started in 1621.
Halloween is on October 31. It is a fun and scary festival in the West.
1. date back to/go all the way back to追溯到……
The custom of celebrating the moon goes all the way back to the Xia and Shang dynasties (朝代).
The first piece of documented mail dates back to the year 255 BC in Egypt.
2. in memory of 纪念……。节日的起源常常是根据传说等不太确定的事实，所以用It is thought/said that...这样的句子来开头。
It is thought that the festival is held in memory of the great poet Qu Yuan.
They presented a sum of money to the college in memory of their son.
1. be considered被认为是……
In ancient China, the day was considered a harvest festival since fruits, vegetables and grain had been collected from the fields.
2. symbol 象征
The full moon is also a symbol for family reunions (tuanyuan in Chinese, as yuan means round).
The Chinese have long seen the dragon as the symbol of the country.
3. be associated with/ be related to和……有关
Spring Festival is associated with reunions.
Chinese festivals are usually related to food, and the Mid-Autumn Festival is no exception.
1. If Christmas Day is about giving, then Thanksgiving Day is about eating.
2. For Chinese, the Dragon Boat Festival is a time for dragon boat racing and zongzi.
3. Spring Festival in China, and Christmas in Western countries are a time for families and friends to enjoy each other’s company, exchange gifts and have a big dinner.
3. Days before the festival, people clean their homes. They hope to sweep away bad luck. On the eve of the festival, family members get together and have big meals. Then they watch the Spring Festival Gala on TV. At midnight, they set off fireworks to welcome the new year.
4. During the festival, kids get lucky money from older people. People visit their relatives and friends. They wish each other a happy year and good luck.
5. For many young people, Halloween is the best day of the year. Families cut scary or funny faces into pumpkins. Then they put candles inside to make them into lanterns. Children dress up in costumes and walk around their neighborhoods collecting candy.