High Days and Holidays

Last Updated on 11th July 2022 by Mike@bitaboutbritain

Just published and available from Amazon – A Bit About Britain’s High Days and Holidays.

High Days and HolidaysHigh Days and Holidays are special occasions, celebrations, or commemorations. They occur throughout the year, some wanted, some not, some remembered more than others.  In days gone by, the passing year was marked by seasonal or religious feast days of one sort or another; in some respects, they still help define our calendar.

A bit About Britain's booksA Bit About Britain’s High Days and Holidays explores a baker’s dozen of Britain’s notable occasions and traditions, from New Year onwards, the things we associate with them and the stories behind each one.  If you’ve ever wondered who Valentine was, where Christmas crackers come from, or thought about the Easter bunny (and who hasn’t?), A Bit About Britain’s High Days and Holidays is for you.  And, whilst this book is not just for Christmas, it does include an A-Z of the festive season.  A couple of recipes have been thrown in for good measure too, as well as an agenda for your hosting your very own Burns’ Supper.  Oh – and at the end is an extensive list of Britain’s Big Days and events that normally form part of Britain’s Year – through Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

Books from A Bit About BritainSo, if you’ve ever been baffled as to why some Brits do some of the things they do, or have even questioned why you do them yourself, this little book might help.  Occasionally lighthearted, fascinating and useful (but never all three simultaneously), once you’ve read it, keep it handy to refer to when needed.

Available in paperback or as an even cheaper e-book from your local Amazon.

48 thoughts on “High Days and Holidays

  1. hilarymb

    Wonderful Mike – sounds an excellent companionship to your first book – fantastic … congratulations on this publication. All the best – Hilary

  2. artandarchitecturemainly

    Holidays are wonderful as long as they are religious, nationalist, war memorial, sporting or celebrating nature. Holidays motivated by nothing more than profit making are greedy and meaningless.

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