Pigs with Masks – level 3

11-12-2020 07:00

A Czech Christmas ornament-maker adds tiny masks to the country’s traditional golden pigs. According to Czech customs, golden pigs bring luck and joy to people who fast before the family feast on Christmas Eve.

Romana Juklova is the owner of a company that makes Christmas ornaments and, according to her, the idea is to reflect how people are adapting for the holidays this year. They have always made piglet decorations in white, gold and pink and they used to add bows and flowers. However, this year, the golden pigs are getting a modern twist, and the makers have added a face mask. They hope that next year they will decorate the pigs a bit more cheerfully.

Golden pigs with masks have become a massive hit, and now, the makers are making nothing but piglets in face masks.

Difficult words: fast (to eat and drink nothing), bow (a decorative ribbon that is tied with two loops and two loose ends), twist (a different method of doing something).

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