Festivals and Holidays

May Day Celebrations and Traditions

In the UK  we have be been celebrating May Day for thousands of years and for over 400 years traditional celebrations included dancing around a Maypole that is decorated with flowers and ribbons attached. Children […]

Festivals and Holidays

Why Easter Is For Us All

Easter marks a long weekend filled with fun (for those who aren’t religious) and also a special holiday which marks the end of Lent and one that represents the resurrection of Christ.  It is the […]

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Love is In The Air!

14th February, St Valentines Day What does Valentines Day mean to you? A single red rose left on your pillow? A dozen red roses in a big bouquet? Chocolates in a heart-shaped box? Romantic dinner […]

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Lest We Forget!

At the Going Down of the Sun and in the Morning We Will Remember Them   For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead […]

Festivals and Holidays

The Origins and Traditions of Halloween

The night or evening of Samhain  (pronounced Sow-ain) became known as All-hallows-eve then Hallow Eve, evolving into  Hallowe’en and then finally Halloween. The origins of Halloween can be traced back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Until 2,000 years ago, […]