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British Life & Culture

Special Events & Celebrations

by Mandy Barrow

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April Fool's Day
A day of jokes and tricks. You have to play the joke before 12 o’clock midday, otherwise the joke is on you.
1 Apr
Palm Sunday ( Christian Festival)
Christian celebration of the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. The day begins Holy Week. It is observed by worship celebrations and parades using palm branches.
24 Apr
Queen's Birthday (actual date and a private celebration) It is traditional for soldiers to fire cannons to celebrate royal birthdays or other national events. The Queen has an "official" birthday in June which is marked by the Trooping the Colour ceremony. 21 Apr

St George's Day (Patron Saint of England)

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It is the church festival of St. George, regarded as England’s national day (although not an official bank holiday). On this day some patriotic English people wear a rose pinned to their jackets.

23 Apr
Maundy Thursday ( Christian Festival)
Christians remember the Last Supper, when Jesus met with his followers before he was betrayed by Judas and was captured by the Romans.
28 March
Good Friday (Bank Holiday / Public Holiday) (Christian Festival)
Christians remember the death of Jesus Christ, who was crucified (killed on a cross) by the Romans. Christian churches hold special services, and are often decorated with flowers.
29 March
Easter Sunday (Easter Day) (Christian Festival)
The most holy of Christian sacred days. The day commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from his death by crucifixion. Observances include worship services beginning at sunrise, special music, feasting, and parades.
31 March
Easter Monday (Christian Festival) (Bank Holiday / Public Holiday) 1 Apr
Hop Monday
Hops were introduced into England in the first quarter of the 16th century by Flemish immigrants. The first English book written about hop growing by Reynolds Scot, was published in 1574. It recommends that poles be errected in the spring as soon as the hops are above the ground.
1 Apr

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