Trooping the Colour Ceremony

Trooping The Colour is a military parade in London that doubles as the celebration of the Queen’s birthday. It’s one of the most spectacular royal events of the year. It has been a tradition in Britain since the 17th century, although the roots go back much earlier. At that time the British regiments gave a slow march with their flags between the soldiers’ ranks to enable soldiers to recognize their regiments’ colours. Since 1748 Trooping the Colour has also marked the official birthday of the British Sovereign Читать далее Trooping the Colour Ceremony

Pancake Day

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is a special day celebrated in many countries around the world. It is celebrated in the UK, Ireland, Australia and Canada. In France, the USA and other countries, it is called ‘Mardi Gras’ or ‘Fat Tuesday’. In others like Spain, Italy or Brazil, Shrove Tuesday is at the end of Carnival. On this day many people eat pancakes: thin, flat cakes made in a pan. Читать далее Pancake Day

Easter

   Easter is a festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead and is Christianity’s most important holiday. It has been called a “moveable feast” because it doesn’t fall on a set date every year. Easter is observed between March 22 and April 25 every year. Читать далее Easter

St. Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine’s Day comes on February 14. It is not a legal or a national holiday. Banks and offices are not closed, but it is a happy little festival for a lot of people. It is widely celebrated in the UK, the USA and many European countries. It is a good day for parties, especially by young people. Читать далее St. Valentine’s Day

Halloween

Halloween is a great holiday, which is celebrated on 31st October  in Great Britain, Canada and the USA. .  It is considered to be one of the most important days for ghosts and spirits. Spiders, cobwebs, skeletons, and ghost figures are all used to decorate homes, offices, and other locations in the UK.  It  is a time when adults and children can relax and go out and enjoy a fun evening. Читать далее Halloween

Christmas Day in United Kingdom

Christmas Day is celebrated in the United Kingdom on December, 25. It traditionally celebrates Jesus Christ’s birth but many aspects of this holiday have pagan origins. Christmas is a time for many people to give and receive gifts and prepare special festive meals. Prior to Christmas Day, people decorate their homes and gardens. These decorations may include: Christmas trees,  small colored fairy lights, leaves and berries from holly trees and mistletoe bushes. Читать далее Christmas Day in United Kingdom