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Easter Traditions: A Celebration of Renewal & Tradition

Easter is a Christian festival commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, its traditions are celebrated in different ways across the British Isles. From religious ceremonies to secular customs, Easter holds a special place in the hearts of Britons, marking the arrival of spring and the promise of renewal. In this blog, we’ll have a look at some of those traditions and how they are celebrated in the 21st century.

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Veiled Narratives: The Anonymous Women of Literature

The voices of women were often silenced or overshadowed by the dominant narratives of their time. Many talented and insightful female authors chose, or were compelled, to remain anonymous, leaving behind a legacy that challenges us to celebrate their stories. As we celebrate World Book Day 2024 and International Women’s Day 2024, this week, we couldn’t help but draw back the curtain on the veiled narratives of the anonymous women of literature. So, let’s embark on a journey through the annals of literature to discover these anonymous heroines.

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March Marvels: A List of Fascinating Facts about March

As winter’s chill begins to relent, March emerges as the gateway to the enchanting realm of spring in the United Kingdom. Named after the Roman god of war, Mars, this month is bursting with historical events, cultural celebrations, and the promise of warmer days. From ancient traditions to modern-day festivities, here’s a collection of intriguing facts about March – some of which may be surprising.

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The Enigmatic Origins of St Valentine’s Day

Unraveling the Tapestry of Love Through Centuries

St Valentine’s Day, celebrated annually on February 14th, has become synonymous with love, affection, and the exchange of heartfelt sentiments. However, the history of this romantic holiday is shrouded in mystery, with origins dating back centuries. In this exploration, we delve into the enigmatic beginnings of St Valentine’s Day, tracing its evolution through time.

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Embracing English Autumn Traditions: From Harvest Feasts to Bonfire Nights

As the leaves turn to shades of crimson and gold, England comes alive with a tapestry of autumn traditions that have been cherished for centuries. From bountiful harvest festivals to the crackling bonfires of Guy Fawkes Night, and the unique blend of Halloween customs, to tranquil autumn walks in the countryside, this season in England is a time of rich cultural heritage and natural beauty.

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The Notting Hill Carnival: A Vibrant August Extravaganza

August 26-28, 1966: The Inception of Cultural Celebration

In a spirited explosion of colour, music, and dance, the Notting Hill Carnival took centre stage in the heart of London from August 26th to 28th, 1966. Emerging as a response to local tensions, this vibrant celebration of Caribbean culture swiftly transformed into an annual spectacle that united communities and proudly showcased Britain’s diverse tapestry.

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