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British Life & Culture

Special Events & Celebrations

by Mandy Barrow

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British Special Days August 2013
Holidays in the UK

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BUCKINGHAM PALACE - Open to the public
Annual public opening of State Rooms at HM The Queen’s official residence in London

Schools in England and Wales are on their six week summer break.

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Well Dressing - Derbyshire
image: well dressingWells are dressed with large framed panels decorated with elaborate mosaic-like pictures made of flower petals, seeds, grasses, leaves, tree bark, berries and moss.
May -Sept
Lammas Day
The traditional harvest festival when the first bread was made from the new corn.
1 Aug
Yorkshire Day
Celebrates the historic English county of Yorkshire, the largest region in England. Also anniversary of the Battle of Minden which was in 1759.
1 Aug
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world.
Edinburgh International Festival
The Edinburgh International Festival presents a rich programme of classical music, theatre, opera and dance in six major theatres and concert halls and a number of smaller venues, over a three-week period in late summer each year.
Aug -
Reading Festival August
The Glenn Miller Festival
Tthe largest swing, jazz and Jive music festival in the UK, and is held at the historic RAF Twinwood Airfield where
Glenn Miller (the WWII American band-leader) took his last flight. 

Notting Hill Carnival
Around a million people take to the streets of Notting Hill in West London for the Notting Hill Carnival - Europe's biggest carnival.

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Fabulous floats make a colourful circuit of the area and sound systems blast out music all day.

25 -26 Aug
Late Summer Bank Holiday.
(Bank Holiday / Public Holiday)
(last Monday in August, early August in Scotland)
26 Aug

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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.