St George's Day: Six Reasons Why St George Is The Perfect Symbol Of Multiculturalism
Most historians think George was born in modern-day Turkey to a Greek family. He served in the army of an Italian city-state and ultimately died living in modern-day Palestine. His parents, though Gre...
St George's Day: Six Reasons Why St George Is The Perfect Symbol Of Multiculturalism
Most historians think George was born in modern-day Turkey to a Greek family. He served in the army of an Italian city-state and ultimately died living in modern-day Palestine. His parents, though Gre...
St George's Day
Saint George's Day is the feast day of Saint George and the National Day for England, although it is not an official national holiday in England. It is celebrated by various Christian churches and by ...
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Christmas pudding
Christmas pudding is a type of pudding traditionally served as part of the Christmas dinner in Britain and in some other countries where it has been brought by British emigrants. It has its origins in...
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Handsel Monday
Handsel Monday is the first Monday of the year, particularly as used to be celebrated in Scotland and northern England. Among the rural population of Scotland, Auld Hansel Monday, is traditionally cel...
Lady Day
In the western liturgical year, Lady Day is the traditional name of the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin (25 March) in some English-speaking countries. It is the first of the four tradi...
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Beeton's Christmas Annual
Beeton's Christmas Annual was a paperback magazine printed in England yearly between 1860 and 1898, founded by Samuel Orchart Beeton. The November 1887 issue contained a novel by Arthur Conan Doyle en...
English school holidays
The English school year generally runs from early September to mid July of the following year. Most schools operate a three-term school year, each term divided in half by a short holiday commonly know...
St George's Day in England
Saint George is the patron saint of England and as such is celebrated annually on 23 April, the day of his death in 303 AD.Saint George never visited the British Isles in his lifetime, but during the ...
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We Wish You a Merry Christmas
"We Wish You a Merry Christmas" is a popular sixteenth-century English carol from the West Country of England. The origin of this Christmas carol lies in the English tradition wherein wealthy people o...
January 17 (Old Twelveth Night)
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Guy Fawkes Night
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Ickwell May Day
Ickwell May Day is a celebration of spring held at Ickwell in the parish of Northill. The earliest documented Ickwell May Day festivities were in 1565. By then it had become a Christian festival, tho...
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William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (/ˈʃeɪkspɪər/; 26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the wor...
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Christmas Day (Trading) Act 2004
The Christmas Day (Trading) Act 2004 (c 26) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It prevents shops over 280 m²/3,000 sq ft from opening on Christmas Day in England and Wales. Shops small...
Yuriev Day
Yuri's Day (Russian: Юрьев день, Yuriev Den) is the Russian name for either of the two feasts of Saint George celebrated by the Russian Orthodox Church. Along with various other Christian churches...
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Plough Monday
Plough Monday is the traditional start of the English agricultural year. While local practices may vary, Plough Monday is generally the first Monday after Twelfth Day (Epiphany), 6 January. References...
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I Saw Three Ships
"I Saw Three Ships (Come Sailing In)" is a traditional and popular Christmas carol from England. A variant of its parent tune "Greensleeves", the earliest printed version of "I Saw Three Ships" is fro...
Lincoln Christmas Market
Lincoln Christmas Market, held in Lincoln, England, is one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe, attracting up to 250,000 visitors over the four day event.Held around three weeks before Christma...
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Kissing bough
A Kissing Bough is a traditional Christmas decoration in England. Also called a Christmas-bough or mistletoe-bough, it has the shape of a sphere or globe with a frame made of wire.
The history of ...
Trafalgar Square Christmas tree
The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is a Christmas tree donated to the people of Britain by the city of Oslo each year since 1947. The tree is prominently displayed in Trafalgar Square from the beginn...
Trafalgar Square Christmas tree - Wikipedia