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Customs and holidays of Great Britain The British adhere to the system of measures and scales (in— English pubs —you will be always given a pint, instead of half-liter! Beer), left sided movement, traditions in a food (the English breakfast strikingly differs from a so-called continental breakfast — a cup of coffee and a roll with jam. Tea with milk became for a is long time a national drink of Englishmen. Tea drinking not simply strictly installed time of food intake, and first of all it is an occasion to dialogue with relatives, friends, colleagues. This is a well-known English tradition.
January New year — on January ,the 1st, is celebrated in the families with a traditional apple pie.
April Easter is always marked in April, this day organ in Catholic temples organ music concerts are held. Easter Monday —people congratulate each other on Easter, give gifts to children in streets. May
May If you appear in England in May, you will have a possibility to participate in festivals and the fancy-dress street procession spent on the first Monday of May (the May holiday).
June In June: there is the international festival of animation. Leading animators of the world gather in a Cardiff hall "Sent-devids-hall" and other platforms in city center. Also show all new and new works
July Fans of classical and church can visit festival of arts of London City and festival of church music in Chichestere (Chichestere это город) . In July there is aвto the international festival of dances and music.
August The Royal National holiday in Aberystwyth is arranged on August, it is very interesting. The dramatized pertomance is played in the streets. The Best of the poets of the Wales read the verses, or damzed the fairs of art, antiques, samples of the Welsh national creativity. Last Monday in August August day of rest (August Bank Holiday) is celebrated. This day townspeople try to spend on the nature.
31st October In October in Nottingham there is the cheerful holiday of nice guy Robin hood a lot of competitions, attractions ,and games On October , the 31st the Halloween is celebrated. Every year this day city streets change in a fairy tale, houses.
December On December, the 25th they have Christmas (Christmas), and on December, 26th — a favourite holiday — Day of Christmas gifts (Boxing Day) is marked. This day by all means it is necessary to present souvenirs to masters of the house, and sweets to children After noisy Christmas holidays Christmas day of rest (Christmas Bank Holiday) on December, the 27th is arranged.
Traditions and unusual holidays of Great Britain Each nation and each country has the customs and traditions. Great Britain very much differs from our country. In general, Englishmen - the most unusual, most mysterious tribe. Observance of traditions is a part of their life. I would like to tell about the most unusual. Englishmen very much love ancient things. Therefore and houses prefer with a fireplace and a garden, than apartment and a central heating. Traditionally houses are not high, but two-storeyed. But the most important thing, each house owner tries «to put the stamp on own habitation», that is to alter it in own way and consequently when it moves on a new residence, he "is simply obliged" to destroy all signs of residing of the former owner of the house. «You are simply obliged something to tear off in that house where has just moved, differently it not your house» - is explained by the Englishman.
holiday «Colours and gardens». The majority of Englishmen love a garden before houses, in the form of a lawn and beds with colors. Englishmen adore to grow up flowers. Therefore in May they hare the most important holiday «Colours and gardens». thousands of people from all Britain come to Chelsea to look at show of beautiful gardens.
«The Holiday-show of dogs» Englishmen very much love the house pupils, even more than children. The Life of pets in Britain, is better, than in any other country, there are thousand organisations for animal protection. Everything that is necessary for the pet Englishmen get in pet-shops. Traditionally, every year in February there is «the Holiday-show of dogs» in the city of Birmingham where to the best dog the rank «Kraft the Higher champion» is appropriated.
«Blinny day» Still there are such unusual holidays, as «Blinnj day» Anything similar with our pancake week. «Blinnj day» is in March, last day before a post. This day everywhere there are competitions: it is necessary to run, throw up a pancake on a frying pan and to catch it. It should be good!
Pagan holiday On May, the 1st they celebrate a pagan holiday – the end of winter and the beginning of summer .Children dance round a column – spindle-legs and sing songs.
«Birthday of the Queen» On the second Saturday of June is «Birthday of the Queen». This day solemnly soldiers in a multi-colored uniform march, along the streets. The queen passes in the carriage and welcomes the people.
«Day of sacred Suizina». On July, 15th Englishmen mark «Day of sacred Suizin». This day they observe the weather and speak «what weather on Suizin day, such will be even forty days». If it is raining Englishmen consider that this is christening of apples.
Hotting Hill the Carnival Last week in August there is the brightest, most colourful Hotting Hill the Carnival. Each street of London rolls in bright suits, the African and Caribbean music from different directions sounds.
In September passes festival of a crop. It is a Christian holiday: gratitude to God for a good harvest. All churches this day decorate vegetables, fruit and colours.
November November — December: the international musical festival. On the 2nd half of September: there is Cardiff musical festival.