National Days & Customs

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What will happen to British currency following the death of Queen Elizabeth II?

Like everyone else across the country, we are numbed by the profound sense of loss at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She was a constant and reassuring presence in…

2 weeks ago

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Top tips for getting the best Black Friday deals

Black Friday is upon us! Check out our top tips for getting the best deals.

11 months ago

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International Women’s Day

When is International Women’s Day? International Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th March each year. When did International Women’s Day Start? International Women’s Day sprang up from the various labour movements…

1 year ago

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World Book Day – How to Make Time for Reading

Making Time for Reading Carving out a little me-time these days may seem harder than ever, but with World Book Day looming, now is the perfect time to look at how you can make…

1 year ago

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Baba Marta Martenitsa Bracelets and Dolls

Happy Baba Marta – Честита Баба Марта

Baba Marta / Баба Марта = Grandma Spring Baba Marta (Баба Марта) Tradition According to Bulgarian folklore, Spring starts on the 1st March, just as the Meteorological calendar does also.  On this…

1 year ago

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Pancakes with Lemon and Sugar

Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day 2020

What are Origins and Customs are Associated with Shrove Tuesday / Pancake Day If you have begun the new year with a resolution to eat healthily and come through January pretty much…

1 year ago

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Valentine’s Day 2020

Facts and Figures About the Most Romantic Day of the Year No sooner had the Christmas cards been cleared from the shelves, they were immediately replaced by Valentine’s Day cards. Spare a…

1 year ago

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World Health Day 2020

This year sees the 70th celebration of World Health Day, and with the current crisis caused by the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the focus on the world’s health has arguably never…

1 year ago

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Chinese New Year 2020: Year of the rat

Chinese New Year – Six Things You May Not Know

With one in every five people on earth being Chinese, it’s no surprise to learn that Chinese New Year is one of the biggest celebrations in the world. Here are six things…

1 year ago

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