Traditions in England have been around for centuries. British traditions are famous worldwide. Britain has many wonderful traditions. English traditions, notable events, festivals, special days and national holidays in United Kingdom
National traditions, public holidays and notable observances for 2019-2020 year
Wednesday 25 March - Historic start of the new year (Lady Day) in England, Wales, Ireland, and the future United States until the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752. (The year 1751 began on 25 March; the year 1752 began on 1 January.) It is one of the four Quarter days in Ireland and England
Friday 22 May - World Goth Day (The Official World Goth Day site defines it as "a day where the goth scene gets to celebrate its own being, and an opportunity to make its presence known to the rest of the world.")
Monday 8 June - Lindisfarne Day (in memory of the Viking raid on the tidal island of Lindisfarne on the northeastern coast of England in 793, which marked the beginning of the Viking era in Northern Europe)
Friday 12 June - Global Economics Day (Date in 2018. Celebrated at the International Business Festival (June 12 - 28, 2018), which takes place in Liverpool, UK every two years. The 2018 Festival celebrated and supported business, through unmissable conferences, seminars and bespoke business brokerage meetings at Exhibition Centre Liverpool for three weeks, bringing a world of business to anticipated crowds of thousands of delegates.The Festival hosted more than 100 individual events organized to promote economic stability and opportunities in a changing world and demonstrate the potential of the international market.)
Saturday 13 June - Queen's Birthday in UK (Since 1974, the Queen’s official birthday has been celebrated on Saturday in the range between June 11 and 17. A military parade known as Trooping the Colour is held in London and is attended by the Royal Family)
Sunday 21 June - Father's Day (Ńelebrated on the third Sunday of June řň Argentina, Aruba, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Kenya, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Venezuela, United Kingdom)
Tuesday 23 June - International Women in Engineering Day (National Women in Engineering Day was launched for the first time in the UK on 23 June 2014 by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary. Since that launch in 2014 the day has grown enormously over the subsequent years to the point where it received UNESCO patronage in 2016. In 2017, National Women in Engineering Day became international for the first time due to the interest and enthusiasm developed by the international audience and participants in the previous years)
Saturday 18 July - Hot Dog Day (United States, Canada, Great Britain and Australia. It has been celebrated since 1971, when students first proposed it. Hot Dog Day itself is usually the third Saturday in April, although many students celebrate the entire "hot dog week", running from that Wednesday to that Sunday. July 18 – based on when the North American Meat Institute hosts its annual Hot Dog Lunch on Capitol Hill.)
Wednesday 12 August - Glorious Twelfth in United Kingdom (The Glorious Twelfth is the twelfth day of August, the start of the shooting season for red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica), and to a lesser extent the ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) in Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Monday 30 November - St Andrew’s Day (holiday is Scotland’s official national day. In 2006, the Scottish Parliament designated St Andrew’s Day as an official bank holiday. It is also a national holiday in Romania)
Being overly polite in every eventuality; adhering to the rules; the ability to queue nicely; sighing loudly if someone jumps the queue, but not doing anything about it; keeping a stiff upper lip at all times; always taking an umbrella down before you get indoors; refusing to complain about bad service; saying sorry when you’ve not done anything wrong; sending and receiving of greeting cards; taking great pride in celebrating one-time special events; visiting Pantomime at Christmas... also:
Reading the newspapers in the morning; eating a full English breakfast; considering meat and two veg as the staple parts of a main meal; dunking biscuits in tea; having a strong opinion about whether you put the milk in before the tea and hot water or vice versa; eating a traditional roast dinner on a Sunday; eating fish and chips on a Friday; barbequing at the first hint of sunshine
The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace; doing a spot of gardening on a bank holiday and doing DIY on a bank holiday weekend; arguing about politics; instinctively wanting to go to the pub on a sunny day
Being proud of your garden; moving around the garden to catch the sun rays through the day; trying to catch the very last rays of sun on a summer day; having an avid interest in the weather at all times; flocking to the beach as soon as the temperature rises; taking layers of clothing to the beach, just in case it’s cold or the sun goes in when you get there
Pancake flipping on Shrove Tuesday; enjoying a cream tea in Devon; eating pasties when visiting Cornwall; getting the strawberries and cream out to watch Wimbledon; putting the kettle on in a crisis
Throughout November you may notice that lots of men are growing moustaches. This is because throughout November, the charity campaign of Movember encourages men to grow a moustache to raise funds in support of men’s health.
Shrove Tuesday, more commonly known as Pancake Day, falls the day before Lent begins. Lent is the traditional Christian period of fasting which begins 40 days before Easter and ends on Easter Sunday. Also celebrated - Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Also celebrated - Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
Many cities in the UK with a large Asian population celebrate Chinese New Year.
There are two London Fashion Weeks each year – the first London Fashion Week is in February and the second is in September.
Wimbledon in South West London (JUNE-JULY) is the venue of one of four annual Grand Slam tennis tournaments held around the world.
The National Eisteddfod in august is Wales’ biggest arts and culture festival. You can listen to Welsh music, watch dance and theatre performances, listen to the Welsh language, sample Welsh food and crafts. Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world. Notting Hill Carnival is held in the streets of Notting Hill in west London over the last Summer bank holiday weekend. It’s Europe’s biggest street festival and it is completely free.