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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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  • St Valentines Day

    St Valentines Day

    St Valentines Day celebrations and the history behind the most romantic day of the year.

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  • Eve of St Agnes

    Eve of St Agnes

    January 20th is the Eve of St Agnes, traditionally the night when girls and unmarried women wishing to dream of their future husbands would perform certain rituals before going to bed...

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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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  • Pantomime


    Pantomime is a marvellous and wonderful (if a little eccentric!) British institution. Pantomimes take place all over Britain at Christmas...

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  • Christmas Crackers

    Christmas Crackers

    Why do the British wear paper hats at Christmas lunch? The answer involves that great Christmas tradition, the Christmas cracker...

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