• Christmas – święta Bożego Narodzenia
  • Christmas Eve – Wigilia
  • Christmas Day – 25 grudnia
  • Boxing Day – 26 grudnia
  • St. Valentine’s Day – walentynki
  • All Fools’ Day – prima aprilis
  • Easter – Wielkanoc
  • Notting Hill Carnival – sierpniowy karnawał
  • Halloween – 31 października

Guy Fawkes’ Night – 5 listopadaThere are a lot of occasions in the British calendar which are regarded as special. The most important religious holidays are Christmas and Easter. In February people, especially the young, celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day. They send Valentine’s cards to someone they love or like. On April 1 there is All Fools’ Day when people have fun playing jokes on one another. One of the most spectacular events is Royal Ascot. It is a big, four-day horseracing meeting attended by the Queen and other members of the royal family.

In August thousands of Londoners and tourists take part in Notting Hill Carnival. The participants dressed up in fancy costumes parade through the streets of the district and play African and Caribbean music. On the evening of 5 November people in Britain celebrate Guy Fawkes’ Night. Guy Fawkes was the Roman Catholic conspirator who planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament. The plot was discovered and the man was executed. People celebrate this historical event by setting off fireworks and burning dummies of Guy Fawkes on big bonfires.


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