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Who are the British? Do they really drink tea, eat roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and never leave home without an umbrella? Find out more about true Brits; past and present, myth and legend, fact and fiction.

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  • Pancake Day

    Pancake Day

    Large numbers of people, often in fancy dress, racing down streets tossing pancakes...yes, it's Pancake Day again!

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  • Wassailing


    The Wassailing celebrations generally take place on the Twelfth Night, 6th January, however the more traditional still insist in celebrating it on ‘Old Twelvey’...

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  • St Nicholas Day

    St Nicholas Day

    Have you ever wondered why people hang stockings up on Christmas Eve for Father Christmas (or Santa Claus) to fill with small gifts and goodies? Children all over the world have St Nicholas to thank for this custom...

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  • Legend of Richmond Castle

    Legend of Richmond Castle

    According to legend, Richmond Castle is built over a cave where King Arthur and his knights are sleeping in their tombs, waiting to rise from their slumber to defend England in her hour of need...

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  • Martinmas


    St Martin's Day or Martinmas falls on November 11th and was traditionally celebrated with feasting as it also marked the end of autumn. According to folklore, if it is warm at Martinmas, then a harsh winter will follow...

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  • Halloween


    Halloween or Hallowe’en is celebrated across the world on the night of 31st October. The origins of the celebration dates back thousands of years to pagan times...

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