Holidays & Occasions

English Culture
Public holidays, special occasions and dates of note which are celebrated or recognised by the English.

Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday star
November in England is a time of remembrance - through the wearing of poppies, attendance at, listening to or watching commemorative services and participation in two minutes´ silence.

Bonfire Night and Guy Fawkes star
Guy Fawkes was a Catholic who nearly succeeded in blowing up the Protestant King James I. His exploits are celebrated every year with bonfires and fireworks. Find out more about a man who could have changed the course of English History had the Gunpowder Plot been successful.

St. George´s Day star
Have you heard of St George, England’s patron saint? Do you know the story of St George and the Dragon? St George’s Day is celebrated on April 23 – also said to be Shakespeare’s birth and death day.

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