Notte Guy Fawkes -
Lunedí 5 Novembre, 2018
Cultura : Noto anche come Bonfire Night, Cracker Night, Fireworks Night, Bommy Night: Un importante complotto è stato scoperto ed è stato arrestato il 5 novembre, 1605. E 'stato un tentativo di far saltare il Parlamento, organizzato da Guy Fawkes e alcuni cospiratori cattolici.
2 minuti di silenzio -
Domenica 11 Novembre, 2018
Eventi eccezionali : Commemora il giorno in cui prima guerra mondiale si è conclusa nel 1918. L'armistizio è stato firmato a Compiègne, nel nord della Francia, alle 5:00 del mattino. Sei ore dopo, i combattimenti si fermono, e per commemorare questo evento, a due minuti di silenzio sono stati osservati a 11:00 am
Giornata di papavero -
Domenica 12 Novembre, 2017
Cultura : Remembrance Day è noto anche come papavero giorno, perché è tradizionale di indossare uno artificiale papavero. I papaveri sono indossati perché in guerra mondiale contenuta nel terreno migliaia di semi di papavero. I semi misteriosamente sbocciato durante le battaglie.
The poppies are worn because in World War One the Western Front contained in the soil thousands of poppy seeds, all lying dormant. They would have lain there for years more, but the battles being fought there churned up the soil so much that the poppies bloomed like never before. The most famous bloom of poppies in the war was in Ypres, a town in Flanders, Belgium, which was crucial to the Allied defence. There were three battles there, but it was the second, which was calamitous to the allies since it heralded the first use of the new chlorine gas the Germans were experimenting with, which brought forth the poppies in greatest abundance, and inspired the Canadian soldier, Major John McCrae, to write his most famous poem. This, in turn, inspired the British Legion to adopt the poppy as their emblem. BBC
Domenica del Ricordo -
Domenica 12 Novembre, 2017
Cultura : Anniversary of the end of hostilities in the First World War
Barclays ATP World Tour Tennis Finals -
Domenica 19 Novembre, 2017
Eventi sportivi : Http://www.atpworldtour.com 2018 edition confirmed
Venerdí 8 Dicembre, 2017
Cartoline/Fiori : Commemorates the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt (2nd century BC) NOT a public holiday
Lunedí 25 Dicembre, 2017
Cattolica o Protestante : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.
S. Stefano -
Martedí 26 Dicembre, 2017
Ferie secolare : Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would traditionally receive gifts known as a Christmas box from their masters, employers or customers.
Due to historical reasons, depending on the year, Boxing Day can be celebrated BEFORE Christmas in the UK. [Wikipedia]