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 year, Britain is celebrating the Queen’s platinum jubilee. She has been our queen for 70 years, which is longer than any other British monarch. A jubilee is a special kind of anniversary and platinum means 70 years. Keep reading to learn more about the Queen and the jubilee celebrations.
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.
Here are some fun videos to practise your listening. They are about April Fool's Day, which is today, 1st April!
Harvest Festival (or Harvest Thanksgiving) is a day when people celebrate and give thanks for the harvest. This is the time when farmers collect the crops from the fields. In churches, it is usually held on the Sunday nearest the harvest moon. A harvest moon is the full moon nearest to the autumn equinox. This year, the harvest moon is on the night of 24th-25th September and the harvest festival is on Sunday 23rd, but not everyone celebrates it on the same day.
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