Celebrations & Holidays Category

22/05/2020

St. Piran’s Day

The story of the man named Piran, Pyran, Perran or even Ciarán is debatable but the date…

05/05/2020

V.E. Day

V.E. Day (Victory in Europe) commemorates the ending of WW2 on the European continent on Tuesday 8th…

12/04/2020

The hen party

While a husband-to-be can traditionally hold his ‘stag do‘ as late as the night before the wedding,…

25/03/2020

Cornish Midsummer’s Eve Bonfires

Cornwall is the long protruding county in south-west England with coastline stretching all around up to its…

10/03/2020

Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill is a district in west London and in the 1950s it became home to immigrants…

11/02/2020

Armistice Day

By September 1918, Germany realised it could not win the ‘Great War’ against the Allies and the…

28/01/2020

Widecombe Fair

Widecombe Fair has taken place annually in the Dartmoor village in Devon on the second Saturday of…

03/01/2020

Leap Day

“Thirty days hath September, April, June and November. All the rest have thirty-one, Excepting February alone, And…

16/12/2019

St. Swithin’s Day

Swithin, or Swithun, (c.800-863) became Bishop of Winchester in 852. He organised the building and restoration of…

08/12/2019

The F.A. Cup Final

The Football Association of England and Wales (F.A.) was founded in 1863. With the advent of the…

28/11/2019

Graduation ceremonies

After studying hard for a degree, a university student will have mixed feelings on graduation day. It…

30/10/2019

Weddings

Weddings in the UK are now high on the list of life’s major expenses at an average…