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British Life & Culture

Special Events & Celebrations

by Mandy Barrow

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British Special Days March 2013
March events in the UK

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St David's Day (Patron Saint of Wales)
Celebrated in Wales in honour of Dewi Sant or St David, the patron saint of Wales. Many Welsh people wear a daffodil which is a national emblem of Wales.
1 Mar
St Piran's Day Cornwall
All over Cornwall celebrations are staged for St Piran's Day.
5 Mar
Commonwealth Day
People use the day to promote understanding about global issues, international co-operation and the work of the modern Commonwealth. Each year there is a different theme. The Queen will attend a special service in Westminster Abbey.
11 Mar
A famous annual British dog show which started in 1928. It is held at the NEC in Birmingham. The "Best in Show" award is presented on the final day (Sunday).

St Patrick's Day ( Patron Saint of Ireland)
The church festival of St. Patrick, is regarded as national day in Northern Ireland.

17 Mar
Mothers Day / Mothering Sunday (3 weeks before Easter) A time for people living in the UK to think about their mothers. People often give flowers or chocolates or organise a special day out for their mothers at this time, and send a special "Mother's Day" card. 10 March
Simnel Sunday
The fourth Sunday in Lent when Simnel cakes are eaten.
10 March
Spring begins
'Vernal (or spring) equinox' and happens around 21 March.

Around March 20 or 21, the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night are nearly equal in all parts of the world.

20 Mar
British Summer Time Begins (daylight savings = clocks go forward 1 hour) 24 Mar

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