Second post in one week? Thats aweshum!
This year, we’ll see many holidays celebrated all around the world, just like year! There are loads, but today I will just cover 3 that are coming up really soon. You can read about the full year’s events by clicking here.
Today I thought I would talk about 3 days that are celebrated widely here in the UK. Valentines Day, Pancake Day, and Red Nose Day.
The first one is St. Valentines day. I’m not sure if this is celebrated in the USA, but I’m sure someone will help me here 😉
Tradionally, Valentines Day is a day that you open up to one person you so love. You do this by giving them a flower, or a token of your love for them. If sucessful, Valentines Day can mark the day you first told your lover you love them 😉
Valentines Day is celebrated on February 14th!
Edit: Valentines Day is celebrated around the world, but it may be called different names
Pancake Day is another occasion celebrated in the UK. It is always celebrated on Tuesday, because another day for Pancake day is “Shrove Tuesday” – the last day before Lent. On Pancake day (as we’ll call it), you eat Pancakes! Making and eating Pancakes was considered a last feast with ingredients such as sugar, fat and eggs, whose consumption was traditionally restricted during the fasting associated with Lent.
Pancake Day (Shrove Tueday) is on Tuesday 8th March!
The final event is Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day isn’t really a total event. Its a fund raiser by an organisation called ”Comic Relief”. Helping people who need money, by using some comic in the process 🙂
I can safely say that this event is exclusivly celebrated in the UK. It comes once every 2 years and on Red Nose Day, TV is full of fund raising programmes. Actually, only one channel will promote it the most because its their fund raiser – The BBC.
Tradionally, RND is ‘celebrated’ by wearing a rubber/foam red nose on your real nose. The nose is meant to be comical and it costs £1.00 per nose. Thats $1.50 for you Americans!
The money raised from selling the noses goes towards the charities!
Red Nose Day 2011 will be on Friday 18th March!
I hope you enjoyed learning about the 3 events that seem ages away, but are just around the corner!
P.S: I’ve updated the imagine page and added a new page!