Guy Fawkes Night

Guy Fawkes Night, also called Bonfire Night, is celebrated on November 5th in the UK. Guy Fawkes was a member of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Him and twelve others (led by Robert Catesby) were Catholics who wanted to kill the Protestant king of England, James I. They planted gunpowder…
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St. Andrew’s Day

St. Andrew's Day is November 30th and is Scotland's national day. The day marks the feast day of Saint Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland. In Scotland it is an official bank holiday and is celebrated with traditional Scottish music, food and dance. St. Andrew's Day is thought to have…
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Australia Day

Australia Day is January 26th. Australia Day is a national holiday in Australia. It marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the British fleet at New South Wales, Australia. Although it was celebrated before. it did not become a national holiday until 1935. The day is controversial with Aborginal…
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Edinburgh Festival

The festival takes place throughout August, in Edinburgh (the capital city of Scotland) The Edinburgh Festival is the biggest arts festival in the world Actually, the real Edinburgh Festival is only one small part of what people call the 'Edinburgh Festival'. In truth, Edinburgh holds many festivals at the same…
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Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury usually takes place towards the end of June Glastonbury is the UK's largest music festival It is held on a farm outside the village of Pilton, Somerset. It is an open-air festival, meaning the audience stand outside. The festival lasts for three days (Friday to Sunday), although sometimes it…
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Hallowe’en

Hallowe'en is on the evening of October 31st. It is festival that celebrates ghosts, monsters, and the undead. This is because it was believed, a long time ago, that on this night souls and spirits from the other world could enter into this world. Good food was laid out for…
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