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British Life and Culture

by Mandy Barrow

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British life and culture - England, Scotland and Wales
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This section has been put together for children who are learning about England, Scoutland and Wales as part of a school project. Students have sent us an emails with their questions. We have put the most popular asked questions on this page.

We have hundreds of pages on life in Britain. You may find the answer to your question already on our website. Type your question in on our Search Page. If you can't find the answer on our website, please email us so we can add it.

Looking for a word? Try our Glossary or A-Z of Topics

Popular questions asked and where to find the answer on our websites. See more questions under topics

1. What should the first visitor to the Scottish house after midnight on New Year's Eve bring to the hosts?

2. What is New Year's Eve called in Scotland?

3. Who is the patron saint of Wales?

4. November the 5th is celebrated with bonfires and fireworks all over Britain? What happened on this day in 1605?

5. Shrove Tuesday happens just before the pre-Easter fast, Lent. Which food is traditionally eaten on this day in Britain?

6. Crufts has been an annual show for over 100 years, for what?

7. Remembrace Sunday is held on the closest Sunday to November 11th each year. What or Who is remembered?

8. In Britain, at Easter there are two bank holidays, Easter monday and what is the other holiday?

9. What is the definition of a White Christmas in Britain?

10. What is the traditional all male party for a man about to get married in Britain is called?


What is the United Kingdom's full name?

Questions about England
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Questions about Great Britain
What is Great Britain?
Is Britain the same as Great Britain?
Which countries are in Great Britain?

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Questions about the United Kingdom
Where is the UK?
What countries make up the UK?
What is the official title (name) of the UK?
Why is the whole of Ireland not part of the UK?
How and why was the UK formed?

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Questions about the British Isles
What is the British Isles?

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Mandy is the creator of the Woodlands Resources section of the Woodlands Junior website. 
The two websites and are the new homes for the Woodlands Resources.

Mandy left Woodlands in 2003 to work in Kent schools as an ICT Consulatant. 
She now teaches computers at The Granville School and St. John's Primary School in Sevenoaks Kent.

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