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British Life & Culture

Special Events & Celebrations

by Mandy Barrow

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British Special Days September 2013
Holidays in the UK

Facts and Sayings about September | Interactive Calendars

Schools in England and Wales return after their six week summer break. September is the start of the new school year.

when is .... what date is .... what happens on ..... the date of ... harvest festival
Start of New School Year in England and Wales Sept Sept
Blackpool Illuminations, Blackpool
The seaside town of Blackpool is decorated with lights along 6 miles of the sea front.
Heritage Open Days, England, Wales & Northern Ireland
Free entry is offered at many National Trust properties across the UK.
Last Night of the Proms
Famous classical music concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
First Day of Autumn

This day is known as the autumnal equinox.

On 22 or 23 September, the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night are nearly equal in all parts of the world.

23 Sept
23 Sept
The Great River Race, London
Over 200 different rowing boats race along the River Thames, from Ham House (Richmond) to Island Gardens (Isle of Dogs).
image: corn dolliesHarvest Festival Sept/Oct Sept/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.