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 Festivals, Tradition & Sport In The UK


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Festivals, Tradition & Sport In The UK

One of the main Christian festivals it's Christmas Day on the 25th of December. It celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ and is a public holiday which means you may have a day off work and children have time off school to celebrate.
Sometimes people who are not Christian also celebrate Christmas.  Many people
go to church on either Christmas Eve the 24th of December or Christmas Day to celebrate Jesus’ birth.  They will then enjoy a special meal of roast turkey with friends and family. It is the custom to send each other cards, give gift and decorate your house and a tree at Christmas. Children love Christmas and believe that an old man named Father Christmas or Santa Claus dressed in red with a long white beard comes to give them gifts while they're asleep today.
After Christmas it is also a public holiday and is called Boxing Day. Families and friends usually spend this day together.
Easter weekend is another important Christian festival and takes place any time between March April but it celebrates the rebirth of Jesus Christ.
New Years Day on the 1st of January celebrates the start of the next year and is also a public holiday. Most people celebrate it the night before on the 31st of December. In Scotland the celebration is called Hogmanay and has an extra day of holiday on the 2nd of January. Hogmanay is very popular in Scotland: for some people more important than Christmas.
Valentine's Day is celebrated on the 14th of February every year. It is the custom to give a card or gift to somebody you love or someone you anonymously admire.
April Fool’s Day is celebrated on the first of April and in the day when people play jokes on each other. You are allowed to do this until midday and even the television newspapers may have stories which are not true.
Mother’s day is celebrated on the Sunday three weeks before Easter. It is the chance for children to give cards and gifts to their mothers to thank them.
Halloween is celebrated on the 31st of October and is a very old festival when children dressed up in frightening clothes. It is a custom for them to knock on your door and say “Trick-or-treat”.  If you give them sweets they might not play a trick on you. It is also a custom to carve out a pumpkin and place the candle inside. This is known as lantern.
Guy Fawkes’ night also known as Bonfire is celebrated on the 5th of November.
It originates back to 1605 when a man called Guy Fawkes and a group of Catholics tried to kill our protestant king. They planned to use a bomb inside the houses of parliament but the plan didn't work. We now celebrate this failed plan with firework displays and bonfire parties.
Remembrance Day is celebrated on the 11th of November and is a day to remember people who died fighting in World War I and World War II and any other wars. People usually wear a red poppy flower and there is a two minute silence all around the country at 11 a.m. to remember those who have died in the UK.
Lots of sports are important in people's lives. Football, tennis, rugby and cricket are very popular sports in the UK. There are no United Kingdom teams for football and rugby.  England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all have their own teams. Important sporting events include: the Grand National which is a horse race; the Football Association FA Cup final and equivalents in Northern Ireland,
Scotland and Wales; the Open Golf Championships and the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament.
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