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Celebrations of autumn in Great Britain.
The Harrogate Autumn Flower Show The 3rd weekends of September In is one of Britain’s most prestigious gardening shows. The show offered thousands of gardeners, landscapers and horticulturists a chance to celebrate this year’s successes. The show featured the battle of the giants where gardeners from across Britain show off colossal vegetable and flower crops in hopes of earning a coveted award from the judges.
Highland games The 1st Saturday of September. They are events held throughout the year in Scotland and other countries as a way of celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture. Certain aspects of the games are the bagpipes, the kilt, and the heavy events, especially the caber toss. While centred on competitions in piping and drumming, dancing, and Scottish heavy athletics, the games also include entertainment and exhibits related to other aspects of Scottish and Gaelic culture.
The Canterbury Festival the 2nd and the 3rd weeks of October. It is Kent's international festival of the arts. It takes place in Canterbury (England) and surrounding towns and villages (including Faversham, Whitstable and Margate) each October and includes performances of a variety of types of music, ranging from Opera and Oratorio to art, comedy and theatre.
Trafalgar Day The 21st of October It is the celebration of the victory won by the Royal Navy, commanded by Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, over the combined French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar on 1805. Sea Cadets of the UK celebrate this day usually with a parade of a town. In Birmingham, this day is celebrated by a ceremony at the statue of Lord Nelson in the Bull Ring.
Apple Day The 21st of October Apple Day events can be large or small, from apple games in a garden to large village fairs with cookery demonstrations, games, apple identification, juice and cider, gardening advice, and of course many hundreds of apple varieties.
Halloween or Hallowe'en The 31st of October Typical festive Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related "guising" or "trunk-or-treating"), attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, playing pranks, telling scary stories, and watching horror films.
All Saints' Day The 1st of November It is celebrated by Catholic Christians. It is an opportunity for believers to remember all saints and martyrs, known and unknown, throughout Christian history. As part of this day of obligation, believers are required to attend Catholic church and try not to do any servile work.
Guy Fawkes Day The 5th of November It is sometimes known as Bonfire Night. As it is the end of autumn, it is the ideal opportunity to burn garden rubbish. Many people light bonfires and set off fireworks and organize a combined party. These parties often include a bonfire and dressing up in spooky outfits. Popular foods include toffee apples, bonfire toffee and potatoes baked in the ashes of the fire.
Remembrance Day The 11th of November It marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18). Hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month“. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.
St. Andrew's Day The 30th of November He is the patron saint of Scotland. This day is marked with a celebration of Scottish culture with traditional Scottish food, music and dance. Schools across Scotland hold special St Andrew's Day events and activities including art shows, Scottish country dancing, lunchtime ceilidhs, dance festivals, storytelling, reciting and writing poems, writing tall tales, cooking traditional Scottish meals, and bagpipe-playing.
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