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British Life & Culture

Special Events & Celebrations

by Mandy Barrow

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British Special Days October 2013
Holidays in the UK

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image: conkerWorld Conker Championships, Northamptonshire

Follow this link to find out more about this traditional game

image: pearly king and queensThe Pearly Kings and Queens Harvest Festival at St Martin-in-the-Fields on Trafalgar Square. The 'Pearlies' were costermonger's (street seller of fruit (apples, etc.) and their distinctive costumes are said to have sprung from the arrival of a big cargo of pearl-buttons from Japan in the 1860's. Sept/Oct
Trafalgar Day
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21 Oct
image: october plentyOctober Plenty, London
A harvest celebration held annually in Southwark.Plenty mixes ancient seasonal customs and theatre with contemporary festivity.
Punky Night
On Punky Night in Hinton St George, Somerset, local children join a procession through the village streets, swinging their homemade lanterns and going house to house, singing traditional ‘punky’ songs and sometimes getting a few pennies at the front door.
British Summer Time Ends (daylight
savings = clocks go back 1 hour)
Greewich Mean Time Begins
27 Oct

Hallowe'en Night

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31 Oct

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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.