Christmas vocabulary and traditions from around the world

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Please forward this error screen to esl-lab2. The Earth Calendar is a daybook of holidays and celebrations around the world. Click on a region of the world to explore the countries and their national days. Birthday traditions from around the world. Last Friday it poured down in the UK – not an uncommon occurrence in the British summer.

But Friday 15 July was St Swithun’s Day, and according to legend, Brits now face a miserable August. Whitsuntide – “Pentecost or Whitsun is observed on the seventh Sunday after Easter. Up Helly Aa celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian Vikings in the Shetland Islands and has employed this theme since 1870. Up Helly Aa is held on the last Tuesday in January every year, whatever the weather. Shetland, in Scotland, annually in the middle of winter to mark the end of the yule season.