Christmas is considered to be the most important festival in Britain. It goes on for three days: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
There are a lot of Christmas traditions. Buying presents, cooking turkey and decorating Christmas tree are done on the Christmas Eve. Opening presents, going to church, singing carols and having Christmas dinner are the things that are done on Christmas Day. Boxing Day is the day after Christmas. On this day neighbours can come in or you can visit some friends either. People are supposed to greet each other with boxes of presents they've prepared.
The New Year is not as widely celebrated as Christmas. The most common type of celebration is a New Year Party.
The 14th of February is not a public holiday, but a special day for people in love. Boys send cards to their girlfriends, and girls send cards to their boyfriends. Comic valentines are also traditional.
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In England it is a time for the giving and receiving of presents which traditionally take the form of an Easter egg and hot cross buns (sweet buns with a cross on top before baking). Children get chocolate Easter rabbits and chocolate Easter eggs.
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The second Sunday in March is Mid-Lent Sunday or Mothering Sunday. It is claimed that the name Mothering Sunday came from the ancient custom of visiting the "mother church" at this time. But to schoolchildren it always meant a holiday, when they went home to spend the day with their mother or parents.
May in Great Britain is full of festivals and celebrations. The central figure of the old May Day is a May Queen. A May Queen is traditionally elected on the 1st of May.