New Years Day, first day of the year, January 1 in the Gregorian calendar. With the introduction of the Gregorian calendar in 1582, Roman Catholic countries began to celebrate New Year's Day on January 1. Traditionally the day has been observed as a religious feast, but in modern times the arrival of the New Year has also become an occasion for spirited celebration and the making of personal resolutions.
Easter Eggs play an important part in Easter celebration. They are given to children. In England eggs are covered with brightly colored silver paper. Easter rabbit is also a very important symbol of English Easter.
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Every second Sunday in May, English mothers become queen-for-a-day. Children present cards, flowers, call their mothers. In fact, the holidays history embodies many social changes of recent centuries. Mothers Day
Saint Valentines Day There are several legends about St. Valentine's Day. One of the legends says that Valentine was Christian priest who lived in the 3 century A.D. He was put into prison by roman authorities for his teachings and was beheaded on February 14. According to the legend he performed a miracle he cured his jailer's daughter of her blindness. Before the execution he wrote her a letter signed "From Your Valentine". Another legend says that the same Valentine wrote to children and friends who loved him from the jail.
Boxing Day Boxing Day, popular term applied to December 26 in England, Wales, parts of Canada, and in some other countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. Traditionally, on that day the gentry would give presents, generally of money, to servants, trades people, and others of humble life. These presents came to be known as Christmas boxes. Boxing Day is a legal bank holiday.