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British Life & Culture

Special Events & Celebrations

by Mandy Barrow

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British Special Days June 2013
June Holidays in the UK

Facts and Sayings about June | Interactive Calendars

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Well Dressing - Derbyshire
image: well dressingWells are dressed with large framed panels decorated with elaborate mosaic-like pictures made of flower petals, seeds, grasses, leaves, tree bark, berries and moss.
May -Sept
Coronation Day: gun salute
Gun salute to mark the anniversary of the day when the Queen was crowned (in 1953). A 41-gun salute at 12 noon fired by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Hyde Park, London
2 Jun
Spring Bank Holiday
(UK- Whit Monday)
(Bank Holiday / Public Holiday)
27 May
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday
An extra bank holiday added on 5 June to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

The Queen's Official birthday (varies each year in June)

Trooping the Colour (Royal Tradition)

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The Queen's official birthday celebrations.

Royal Ascot
Ascot Racecourse was founded by Queen Anne in 1711. Each day begins with the Royal Procession - the arrival of The Queen and the Royal party in horse-drawn landaus. The Royal Procession dates back to the 1820s and the reign of King George IV
Father's Day (3rd Sunday of June) 16 Jun
Summer Solstice (Northern Hemisphere)
The longest day of the year, when the Sun is at its most northern point in the sky. Due to Britain's northern location, the sun rises around 4:30 a.m. and doesn't set until 9:30 p.m. on this day.
21 Jun
Wimbledon Tennis Championships
One of the four great world tennis championships and the only one which is played on grass.
24 June - 7 July
Midsummer's Day Jun 24
Henley Royal Regatta
The River Thames and the town of Henley on Thames are transformed into one large sporting and social arena where the world's best rowers compete.

May July

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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.