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           London, the 3rd of January. 
Twelfth Night is an annual seasonal celebration held on the Bankside by Shakespeare's Globe, in London. It is a celebration of the New Year, mixing ancient Midwinter seasonal customs with contemporary festivity

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Christmas is selebrated on the 25th December, with a Christmas dinner at midday for the whole family.
Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Observed by prayers, exchanging of gifts, and family parties. 
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"Remember, remember,
the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.

                     We see no reason why
               Gunpowder treason
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thought to be the one night of the year when ghosts, witches, and fairies are especially active. Why do we celebrate halloween? The easy answer to this question is that no one really knows the origins of Halloween.
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British bank holidays - 31 May 2010

British bank holidays are public holidays and have been recognised since 1871. The name Bank Holiday comes from the time when banks were shut and so no trading could take place.There is currently a total of 8 permanent bank and public holidays in England, Wales and Scotland and 10 in Northern Ireland. These include Christmas Day and Good Friday, which in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are common law' holidays (they are not specified by law as bank holidays but have become customary holidays because of common observance).

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It is the time of year when warmer we ... Читать дальше »
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St. George's Day is on 23 April.

It is England's national day.

St. George is the Patron Saint of England and also of Scouting.

Read more about St George here.

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Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) was born on 21 April, 1926 at 17 Bruton Street, London. Her birthday is officially celebrated in Britain on the second Saturday of June each year. The day is referred to as "the Trooping of the Colour”, the official name is "the Queen’s Birthday Parade”.
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  April Fools Day

April begins with a day of fun and jokes - April Fool's Day. No one really knows when this custom began but it has been kept for hundreds of years.

The First of April, some do say
Is set apart for All Fools Day; 
But why the people call it so,
Not I, nor they themselves do know.

Follow this link to read more about April Fools' Day - customs, traditions and history
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Valentine's Day - February 14th
- is the one day out of the year where we get to show those we care about most how much they mean to us.

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