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Christmas in the UK

Advent Advent, even if this tradition is not wide spread in the UK, is the run up to Christmas. It is the period of four Sundays and weeks before Christmas. Children usually get an Advent calendar filled with chocolate. The advent candle is also used. The candle has the days up to Christmas Day marked …

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Red Nose Day

“Do something funny for money” on Red Nose Day Wearing a red nose for a day may seems a strange way to raise money. But, it works in Britain. Red Nose Day (RND) is celebrated the second Friday in March every two years since its launch in 1988. People across the land get together and …

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1605 – Guy Fawkes’ Night & The Gunpowder Plot

On 5th November every year, children in Britain get excited because it is Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes’ Night). They lit bonfires, burn Guy Fawkes and enjoy firework displays. They are remembering when the King James l, and the Houses of Parliament were nearly blown up with gunpowder. ”Remember, remember, the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason …

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