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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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  • 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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  • Kissing Friday

    Kissing Friday

    The Friday after Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday is Kissing Friday. You may wonder why you haven’t heard of this strange custom...

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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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