Christmas is the biggest event of the year in the UK calendar. England might officially be a Christian country but fewer and fewer people are religious these days. There are also a lot of people living here who practise other religions. Christmas is an important time for Christians but it’s also enjoyed by many other people as a time for seeing family, eating a lot and exchanging presents.
This weekend, people in many countries are celebrating Easter. If you would like to know what Easter is, when it is and what people do to celebrate in the UK, then this article is for you.
This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day in the UK, a day to celebrate our mothers. Keep reading to learn some fun facts about Mother’s Day!
Happy New Year, dear readers, and best wishes for 2022! Read on if you'd like to learn about how people celebrate the new year in the UK. Practise your reading skills at the same time.
Part of an English Christmas is going to the theatre to see a pantomime. Practise your reading and learn about this Christmas tradition.
August is named after Emperor Augustus, the first Roman emperor, as this is the month when he had some of his greatest triumphs. It’s the last month of summer in England and it can be as hot as July or sometimes even hotter, although it varies from year to year.
August is named after Emperor Augustus, the first Roman emperor, because he did many great things in this month. It’s the last month of summer in England. It is usually hot but it's different every year.
July is named after Julius Caesar, the famous Roman emperor, as it’s the month of his birth. Caesar created the Julian calendar, which was the world’s first solar calendar. Before that, people used a complicated lunar calendar. The Julian calendar was used by most of the Western world for more than 1,600 years until it was replaced by the Gregorian calendar, which most of the world uses today.
July is named after Julius Caesar, the famous Roman emperor. He created the first solar (sun) calendar. Before that, people used a lunar (moon) calendar.
June is possibly named after Juno, the Roman goddess of youth, women and marriage, or it might get its name from the Latin word “iuvenis”, meaning “young people”. June is when the summer starts. I like the weather in June because it’s warm and sunny without being too hot or humid, unlike July and August. For this reason, it’s a popular month for weddings. In June, sunrise is very early in the morning, many hours before I get up, and it doesn’t get completely dark until about 10 o’clock. In fact, the longest day, or summer solstice, is on or near 21st June.
June is when the summer starts. I like the weather in June because it’s warm and sunny but not too hot. It's a popular month for weddings because of the nice weather. In the morning, the sun comes up early, and at night, it gets dark late, about 10 o'clock. The longest day of the year is around June 21st.
May is most likely named after Maia, the ancient Roman goddess of growth. It’s the last month of spring. The weather is usually warm and the evenings are light. A lot of trees are in blossom, and gardeners are busy in their gardens because everything grows so fast during this month. Birds can be seen collecting food for their babies and you might see young animals in the fields such as foals and calves.
The name of May comes from Maia, the Roman goddess of growth. May is the last month of spring. The weather is usually warm and the evenings are light. There are flowers on the trees and in gardens. Gardeners are busy because everything grows quickly in this month. Many animals and birds have babies in May.
April was called Aprilis in Latin but nobody knows why for sure. The name might come from the Latin word for “open” or “sunny” or maybe April is named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. In April, the days continue to get longer and there is more light in the evenings because it’s now British Summer Time rather than Greenwich Mean Time.
In April, the days are longer and the evenings are lighter. It’s now British Summer Time (BST). The weather is usually warmer and some years there is quite a lot of rain.
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