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…

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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…

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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.…

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Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling

The Cheese Rolling is usually held as Spring turns to Summer (the exact date is different every year) The Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling is very simple: people start at the…

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The Proms (The Promenade Concerts)

The Proms are a selection of classical music concerts held over 8 weeks in the summer. They are mostly held in the Royal Albert Hall, London, although there are a…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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April Fools’ Day

April Fools' Day is on April 1st. It is not a national holiday, so people still have to go to work and school. Tradition states that on April 1st people…

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