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UK TRADITIONS

Cars Queuing
Cockney Resources
Etiquette School games
Festivals and Holidays Songs
Greetings Symbols
Pioneers and Inventors Vellum
Pottery Wedding

(Updated on 27/05/2012)

 


Related pages :

ROYAL ASCOT

United Kingdom (History) - United Kingdom (Civilization)

Holidays and Traditions

Saint Andrew's Day - Saint David's Day - Saint George's Day - Saint Patrick's Day - Saint Swithins Day

 


Resources :

  • Cuppas, class and other British customs - 17 March 2017
    "When it comes to social standing and British customs, the little things – such as tea drinking, holidays and shopping – speak volumes for us Brits."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

  • The best of Bizarre Blighty - interactive map
    "From hen racing to worm-charming, discover the eccentric events and peculiar pastimes happening all over Britain."
    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

 

 

Festivals and Holidays :

  • Tavistock, England
    - "A 10-metre Man Engine, created to mark the 10th anniversary of the date when the Cornwall and West Devon mining landscape was added to the list of Unesco world heritage Sites, takes to the streets."

    (theguardian.com)

 

 

  • In Pictures: Armed Forces Day - 29 June 2013
    "The fifth annual Armed Forces Day has been held in recognition of the contribution made by service personnel past and present.
    Parades were held, including in Portsmouth where Royal Navy staff took part."

    (BBC)
  • Trooping the Colour : ORIGINS - CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS - 2nd Saturday in June (traditions-uk)
  • Poppy Day - Remembrance Day Nov 11 (traditions-uk)
  • Whitsuntide - "Pentecost or Whitsun is observed on the seventh Sunday after Easter." (traditions-uk)
  • Local Traditions (traditions-uk)
    WELL DRESSING / THE "FURRY DANCE" / THE HAXEY HOOD / MAYOR-MAKING / MARKET DAY /
    TRAVELLING FAIRS

 

Symbols :

  • Icons, symbols and institutions (traditions-uk)


    The BULLDOG
    John BULL
    BRITISH LION
    BRITANNIA
    The BOWLER HAT
    CRICKET
    The British BOBBY
    TEA
    A FULL ENGLISH
    BREAKFAST
    ENGLISH PUBS
    The ROBIN
     

 

Vellum :

  • Vellum should be saved in a bid to 'safeguard our great traditions', says minister - 14 February 2016
    "Matthew Hancock, the Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General, said that he is prepared to use the Cabinet Office's budget
    to cover cost of recording laws on calf skin...
    All of Parliament's legislation and some of the country's most important historical documents have been printed on vellum, including the Domesday Book of 1086, Magna Carta and the Lindisfarne Gospels."

    (BBC)

 

Etiquette :

  • Why etiquette is a Very British Problem
    "As a new TV show explores the interminable awkwardness of being British, etiquette expert William Hanson explains why we are "obsessed by social codes and politesse."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

Cars :

 

 

Queuing :

  • Queues likely (bonnvoyage.wordpress.com)
    "British people love to queue (or so it seems at least). They form an orderly queue in almost every situation..."

 

 

Cockney :

 

 

Pioneers and Inventors :

 

 

Pottery :

 

 

School games :

  • Playground Games (traditions-uk)
    CHASING GAMES - "TIG" OR "TAG": HUNTING GAMES - HIDE AND SEEK ETC.
    RING GAMES
    BALL GAMES
    SKIPPING GAMES
    MARBLES / JACKS / CONKERS / HOPSCOTCH
    MISCELLANEOUS GAMES

 

 

Wedding :

 

 

 

Greetings :

 

 

Songs :

  • The Village Green Preservation Society by The Kinks
    "God save the George Cross and all those who were awarded them 
    We are the Sherlock Holmes English Speaking Vernacular 
    Help save Fu Manchu, Moriarty and Dracula 
    We are the Office Block Persecution Affinity 
    God save little shops, china cups and virginity" 

    (bestlyric.com)

    "A collection of thematic vignettes of English town and hamlet life... a "concept album lamenting the passing of old-fashioned English traditions."
    (Wikipedia)
    + the VIDEO
    (YouTube)