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Apr 23rd | St. George’s Day

Apr 23rd | St. George’s Day

The day of patron Saint George was once a highly celebrated holiday in England with feasting and celebrations on par with those of Christmas. With origins all the way back to the 3rd century, St.George is modernly identified with the English ideals of charity, chivalry, and courage (something we all wish for in a man!). A traditional custom in England on this day is to wear a red rose (the national flower) on one’s lapel. Pubs in England can also be seen proudly flying the St. George’s cross flag on this day. So grab a pint and toast to the Queen...

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April 7th | Oxford x Cambridge Boat Race

April 7th | Oxford x Cambridge Boat Race

Join the expected 300,000-person crowd along the Thames in 7th April to watch the famous annual boat race between Oxford and Cambridge rowing teams. The Boat Race, also known as The Cancer Research UK Boat Races, is a side-by-side rowing competition between the University of Oxford (the Dark Blues) and the University of Cambridge (the Light Blues). First held in 1829, the race takes place on the 4.2-mile (6.8 km) Championship Course, between Putney and Mortlake on the River Thames in south-west London. The rivalry is a major point of honour between the two universities; it is followed throughout the United...

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Mar 17th | St Patrick’s Day

Join in the Irish camaraderie as St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated around the world. It’s now become a religious day, a cultural celebration and an excuse for a good party. With street parades, face paint, and Irish pub feasts an option, join in with a more stylish approachEstablished in the 17th century, the holiday recognises Saint Patrick as the patron saint of Ireland and celebrates the arrival of Christianity however the National day for Ireland has grown from a religious holiday into a international celebration of the Irish culture.  

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Mar 1st | St David’s Day

Mar 1st | St David’s Day

Celebrate the Welsh national day on the 1st March with Welsh food and wearing something (or all) black and yellow. The feast day for Wales’ patron saint falls on the very start of March to commemorate his death but has been celebrated in grand style since the 18th century. Saint David was a renowned bible teacher and founded a monastic community which dwelt in the Glyn Rhosin or Vale of The Roses. The beautiful Saint David’s Cathedral now marks the location. The Welsh are known for their amazing singing tradition so why not attend a concert, party or the brilliant parades...

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