– Are you going to the fiesta this weekend?
– I don't know. It depends. What is it exactly?
– Well, it's just, um… it's a festival. It's lots of parades and stuff like that. Everybody gets dressed up, you know.…
– You mean in costumes?
– Yeah. There are hundreds of cute little kids in purple and silver outfits with makeup and everything…
– Uh-huh. Uh, I'm not big on parades.
– And there's good food. You can get all kinds of tacos and things. Do you want to go?
– Hmm. Well, maybe.
Hi, Laurie. This is Marcella. Listen, what are you doing tomorrow night? A group of us are going out for dinner and then to a big New Year's Eve party. Do you want to come? We're meeting at the restaurant at 8:30, and we're probably going to go to the party around 11:00. It's going to be a lot of fun. So call me back, OK? Oh, and by the way, they say it's going to snow tomorrow, so be careful. Bye.
– On New Year’s Eve, people go to see fireworks and shout “Happy New Year!”
– On Valentine’s day, people give someone chocolates and go out for a romantic dinner.
– On a birthday, people blow out candles on a cake and sing “Happy Birthday.”
– On graduation day, people get a degree or a diploma and wear a cap and gown.