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    • -Saloni Bedi
    • On the evening of 5th november, there are fireworks ,bonfires and people burn guyfawk’s images as they celebrate his failure to blow up the parliament in 1605
    • St Georges Day in Englandremembers St George, Englandspatron saint. April 23, his deathanniversary, is seen as Englands national day.
    • Easter in Britain has its beginnings long before the arrival of Christianity.
    • First day of the month of may, warmer weather begins and trees start to blossom.. Traditional English may day celebration include dancing around a maypole
    • Trick-or-treating harks back to theMiddle Ages, when poor people inBritain would beg for a sweet-breadtreat, and pray for dead relatives in return..
    • Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
    • Santa Claus is referred to as Father Christmas in Britain
    • The first Christmas card was posted in England in 1840..
    • On his or her hundredth birthday, aBritish person gets a telegram from the Queen.
    • In the House of Lords, Chancellor sits on thesack of wool. This tradition comes from the old times when sheep wool made England rich and powerful.
    • Windsor castle is the oldest andlargest royal residence in the world still in use.
    • Maundy Thursday is the day before Good Friday . On that day the Monarch ceremoniallydistributes small silver coins known as “Maundy money” to a group of old people.
    • Hundreds of years ago, theirsoldiers began this custom. They shook hands to show that they didn’t have a sword.
    • British people drink 165 million cups of tea every day.
    • It is split into three large time periods, each represented by a main author or work: OldEnglish (Beowulf), Middle English (Geoffrey Chaucer), and Modern English (William Shakespeare).
    • ImagesMedias.photodeck And someforgotten ones Saloni Bedi