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British Life and Culture

by Mandy Barrow

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British life and culture - England, Scotland and Wales
Six Calendars of Special Days and Festivals

I have created several calendars for different events, special days, national holidays, festivals and celebrations which take place in the UK.

Quick links to the main special days|

Festival and notable dates in the Uk
All year round
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All Year Round
Facts, Folklore, Superstitions

Calendar of dates and information on the Unusual Customs and Traditions
Multi cultural calendar
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Christian Church Festivals
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Church Year
Christian Festivals

Quick Links
January February March April
New Years Day Candlemas Day St David's Day April Fools Day
Twelfth Night Valentines Day St Patrick's Day Easter
Plough Monday Shrove Tuesday Mothers' Day St George's Day
  Ash Wednesday    
May June July August
May Day Trooping the Colours Swan Upping Lammas
Well Dressing Well Dressing Well Dressing Notting Hill Carnival
  Fathers Day    
September October November December
Harvest Festival Halloween All Souls Day Advent
    All Saints Day Stir Up Sunday
    Bonfire Night Christmas
    Remembrance Day Boxing Day
    St Andrew's Day  

Information about my calendars

Festival and notable dates in the Uk
British Festivals and important Celebrations
Contains a brief description on what each event is about with links to more detail descriptions. This is a month by month list of all the special days we have in Britain.
All year round

All Year Round
Facts, Folklore, Superstitions, Festivals and Special Days for each month of the Year. Includes an list of anniversaries for each month.

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National Awareness Days Calendar
Many charities and other organisations have special days and weeks like 'The Big Hush' or Children in Need. Find out what event is happening this month/year and when.

Calendar of dates and information on the Unusual Customs and Traditions

Calendar of dates and information on the Unusual Customs and Traditions
Britain is full of weird and wonderful events. Here you will find the strangest events happening in Britain throughout the year.

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Facts of the Day Calendar of events, celebrations and other special days
Ideal for using in the classroom on interactive boards. Contains links to suitable pages for children/adults wanting to learn more about each event.

Christian Church Festivals

Church Year of Christian Festivals.
Many Christian Festival dates change each year. This page contains information on the different festivals.

Multi cultural calendar

Multi faith Calendar
World Religions Calendar

A colourful month by month list of all the main religious festivals.

Click here to follow us on TwitterA few comments from visitors:

"I am and American citizen and astounded by your wonderful website! It is not only informative but kept so up to date that I constantly refer to it, especially the calendar. The pupils of your school are indeed lucky and the site reflects the dedication and enthusiasm of the staff and students. I hope the site continues for many years." Charles, USA, Atlanta

"I was searching the web yesterday for a website that would give me a calendar of significant days and weeks throughout the year. I was really struggling until I came across your website and was instantly blown away. I know you have already received lots of praise for your efforts but your site is the most impressive schools website I have seen. Often the amount of time and effort put into creating such a resource is not matched by its usefulness. Your calendars in particular are second to none. Thank you and well done." David, Deputy Headteacher

"EXCELLENT information of the customs and traditions of Great Britain........some of which are in danger of being lost or forgotten forever. THANKS for such an interesting site! " Karen

"As a childminder I like to celebrate festivals and awareness days with the little ones. This was the best and most comprehensive list I found on the net."
Mandy, England

"Information about awareness days and special dates to help me plan my youth work programme."
Sue, North Yorkshire, England

"I am British but now living in the US. I needed to know when Mothers' Day is in the UK. (In the USA it is always in May. In 2007 it is on May 13 this year. I didn't want my mother to think I had forgotten her - in March! Now she'll get two cards - one in March and one in May but she deserves to be applauded twice!"
Naomi, Washington DC, USA

"Thank you for all the information i have found relating to feasts and festivals as a teacher it has given me an insite to the history i needed to teach to primary children" Julie, Northampton England

"This is a fantastic website. I am a headteacher planning this terms assemblies and came accross your site through REonline. It is full of useful well presented information. I can use a lot of it in my assemblies and I will be recommending that my staff use it with children. We are an infant school but the way you present the information is so accessible that I feel we could use it. Thank you."
Marie, Shrewsbury, England.

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Mandy is the creator of the Woodlands Resources section of the Woodlands Junior website. 
The two websites and are the new homes for the Woodlands Resources.

Mandy left Woodlands in 2003 to work in Kent schools as an ICT Consulatant. 
She now teaches computers at The Granville School and St. John's Primary School in Sevenoaks Kent.

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