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Traditions and holidays of Great Britain

Traditions and holidays of Great Britain

Учитель английского языка МБОУ «Школа №117» г.Н.Новгорода Матвеева Оксана Евгеньевна

New Year’s Day

the beginning of the new year. People make resolutions.

Saint Valentine’s Day

  • February 14
  • Was started in the time of Roman Empire.
  • Is dedicated to St. Valentine.
  • People send a card to someone they love, like, fancy or admire.

The Boat Race

  • In March
  • A rowing race between the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
  • On the river Thames in London (7,2 km).

Pancake Day

  • In March
  • The last day before Lent.
  • Pancake race-running while holding a pancake in a frying pan. Competitors have to throw it in the air and catch it again in the pan.

Good Friday

  • The Friday before Easter.
  • The church marks the death of Christ.
  • British usually eat hot-cross buns, which are marked on top with cross.


  • In April.
  • The celebration of the Resurrection of Christ
  • Schools are closed for two weeks.
  • People give each other chocolate eggs that are wrapped in silver paper.

The London Marathon

  • One of the biggest marathons in the world.
  • Each year about 30,000 people start the race and about 25,000 finish.
  • Raise money for charity.

May Day

  • May 1
  • A pagan festival to celebrate the end of winter and welcome summer.
  • Children dance around the maypole and sing songs.

Chelsea Flower Show

  • In May
  • Britain’s most important flower and garden show.
  • Thousands of people come to see the prize flowers and specially built gardens.

Midsummer Day

  • June 24
  • Summer solstice.
  • People stay up until midnight to welcome in midsummer day.
  • When the fires die down, men run or jump through it to bring good luck.

Trooping The Colour

  • The second Saturday in June.
  • Celebrates the Queen’s official birthday.
  • Lots of marching, military music and the soldiers are dressed in colourful uniforms.

Saint Swithin’s Day

  • July 15
  • Saint Swithin was England’s Bishop of Winchester.
  • 40 days of bad weather will follow if it rains on this day.


  • The last week of July and the first week of June.
  • At Wimbledon in South-West London.
  • One of the four great world tennis championships and the only one which is played on grass.

Notting Hill Carnival

  • The last weekend in August.
  • Takes place in Notting Hill.
  • People dress up in fabulous costumes.
  • Steel bands play African and Caribbean music.

Harvest Festivals

  • In September.
  • A Christian festival.
  • It was held to say thank you to God for a good harvest.
  • Churches are decorated with fruit, vegetables and flowers.


  • October 31
  • A pagan festival celebrates the return of the souls that visit their former houses.
  • People dress up as witches, ghosts etc.
  • Houses are decorated with pumpkins.

Guy Fawke’s Night

  • November 5
  • He was a terrorist.
  • The day marks the discovery of a plot to blow up Parliament in 1605.
  • People make models of him and burn them on big bonfires.

Christmas Day

  • December 25
  • Religious ceremony commemorating the birth of Christ.
  • Children wake up early to find presents in their stockings.
  • Traditional Christmas tree and dinner.

New Year’s Eve

  • December 31
  • Traditionally Scottish celebration.
  • At midnight everybody joins hands and sings Auld Lang Syne.