Category: British Events

Last week was the annual Chelsea Flower Show. It is the largest and most famous flower and garden show in Britain, and some people say in the world. The show dates back to 1833 but it has been held in its …

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The oak tree is a symbol of England, and one tree in Boscobel, Shropshire in particular. During the civil war when King Charles I was captured and executed by an opposition group, his son (later to be King Charles II) …

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As I mentioned in the May Day post, Morris dancing is often seen throughout England in various events and festivals. This street performance was filmed in Rochester during its May Day festival known as The Sweeps Festival.

May Day is a traditional day of festivities in the UK and much of Europe, though in the UK it is not a national holiday; the holiday falls on the first Monday of May, this year being May 5th. メーデー(5/1)はイギリスやヨーロッパで伝統的な日ですが、祝日ではなく、第一月曜日が祝日となります。 …

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April 23rd is St. George’s Day, an English national day. There are often parades such as of the Boy Scout movement, and local events such as street decorations with morris dancing (an old traditional dance), and re-enactments of St. George’s …

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In the UK and other predominantly Christian countries Easter is celebrated by Christians and non-Christians, though it is much more religious in mood than Christmas. This year Easter Day is on April 20th. イギリスや、他のキリスト教徒の多い国々では、クリスチャンであるなしに関わらず、イースターが祝われます。クリスマスより宗教的な雰囲気のお祭りで、今年は4月20日です。 For Christians, it is to commemorate …

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2014 is the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare‘s birth, and many events are planned, particularly in London and Stratford. 2014年はシェークスピア生誕450年。ロンドン、ストラッドフォードなどで、様々なイベントが企画されています。 On Shakespeare’s birthday, April 23rd, there will be a performance of Hamlet at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, marking the start …

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