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Let’s celebrate National Day! by Kate Riddle

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Published by Pearson Education Limited, Edinburgh Gate, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2JE. Text © Pearson Education 2012 Edited by Anne Kilraine Designed and typeset by Juice Creative Original illustrations © Pearson Education 2012 Illustrated by Gareth Clarke Cover design by Juice Creative Cover photo © Shutterstock.com First published 2012 16 15 14 13 12 IMP 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. ISBN 978 0 435 13530 0

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Non-fiction

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Let’s celebrate National Day! by Kate Riddle

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Contents National Day in the UAE

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National Day in Oman

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National Day in Saudi Arabia

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National Day in Kuwait

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National Day in Bahrain

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National Day in Qatar

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Kuwait Bahrain Qatar Saudi Arabia

UAE

Oman

This is a map of the Gulf. Countries in the Gulf A camel farmer celebrate National Day every year. National Day is a time to celebrate history and tradition. It is a holiday and a time for everyone to have fun!

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National Day is like a big party. There is a lot of food, music and fun things to do. People decorate their homes and even their cars!

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Iran

Kuwait Bahrain Qatar UAE Saudi Arabia

Yemen

Oman

Country: United Arab Emirates Capital: Abu Dhabi

In the UAE, people celebrate National Day on 2nd December.

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Schools in the UAE celebrate National Day. Children wear traditional clothes at school and they learn about the past. Children do face painting. The girls wear gold in their hair and put henna on their hands.

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Glossary celebrate: To do special things to mark an event. decorate: To add to something to make it look nicer. henna: A dye made from plants. history: Looking at the past. tradition: Beliefs and customs from the past. Index children: 6 decorations: 4, 14 food: 4, 16 map: 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 music: 4, 8

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Let’s celebrate National Day! Countries in the Gulf celebrate National Day every year. Read all about National Day. It is a holiday and a time for everyone to have fun! The Readers at this Level are: Amazing camel facts! 9780435135218 Arabian horses 9780435135201 Let’s celebrate National Day! 9780435135300 Making bread 9780435135294 Places I go 9780435135263

by Kate Riddle

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