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British culture,customs and traditions


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British culture,customs and traditions

  1. 1. -Saloni Bedi
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. St Georges Day in Englandremembers St George, Englandspatron saint. April 23, his deathanniversary, is seen as Englands national day.
  4. 4. Easter in Britain has its beginnings long before the arrival of Christianity.
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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..
  7. 7. Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
  8. 8. Santa Claus is referred to as Father Christmas in Britain
  9. 9. The first Christmas card was posted in England in 1840..
  10. 10. On his or her hundredth birthday, aBritish person gets a telegram from the Queen.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. Windsor castle is the oldest andlargest royal residence in the world still in use.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. Hundreds of years ago, theirsoldiers began this custom. They shook hands to show that they didn’t have a sword.
  15. 15. British people drink 165 million cups of tea every day.
  16. 16. 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).
  17. 17. ImagesMedias.photodeck And someforgotten ones Saloni Bedi