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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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  • May Day Celebrations

    May Day Celebrations

    Down through the centuries May Day has been associated with fun, revelry and perhaps most important of all, fertility...

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  • April Fools Day 1st April

    April Fools Day 1st April

    April Fool's Day is celebrated on April 1st each year with pranks, tricks and cries of 'April Fool'!

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  • Saint Piran's Day

    Saint Piran's Day

    Saint Piran’s Day is celebrated each year on 5th March as the national day of Cornwall. Saint Piran, or ‘Perran’ as he is also known, is famed for his discovery of the precious metal tin.

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  • Leap Year Superstitions

    Leap Year Superstitions

    The right of every women to propose on 29th February each leap year goes back hundreds of years when the leap year day had no recognition in English law (the day was 'leapt over' and ignored, hence the term 'leap year').

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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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  • 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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