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* Customs and traditions of Great Britain * Traditions and Holidays of the UK * Unusual traditions of Great Britain * Christmas traditions in the UK * Culinary traditions of Great Britain The British are so proud of the fact that they are different from the other nations. The British still, unlike the rest of Europe, measure the distance not in kilometers, but in miles. British are cool people. They are not accustomed to show their feelings, but they are sociable with a good sense of humor. By lunchtime, the British change their clothes. Traditions and customs of the British include numerous festivals. The most popular place in May is Chelsea. The most solemn and greatest celebration of the country is the Queen's Birthday. Sport is also referred to the traditions - "Boat Race" takes place in late March, football, tennis tournaments, yachting. March 17 - in Ireland they traditionally celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The first day after Easter - Easter Monday. 25 And 26 December They celebrate Christmas Last Monday in May or the first in June - also are considered as holidays; Last Monday in August or the first Monday in September and the "Glorious 12 July." On holidays almost all organizations do not work. * 1, 2 January - the British celebrate New Year’s Day. * As an interesting tradition of Great Britain such competition as the ability to make ugly faces is supposed to be; and the tradition of running with rolling cheese is considered to be very popular Taking part in this competition (last Monday in May), participants let cheese go down a slope trying to catch it. * Dancing around the tall pillars which is decorated with colored ribbons and garlands; pearly king and queen are also here too. This is one of the charitable cultural traditions of the working class of London. On Christmas all the windows of rural houses are lighted by candles. Shortly before the holiday women compete for the best decorated Christmas candle. One of the Christmas tradition in the UK is to make Christmas dinner, which includes traditional dishes such as roast goose (in Wales, Ireland), stuffed turkey or pudding. The ancient custom of decorating houses for Christmas with evergreen branches (holly, ivy, and others) is still preserved . According to this custom a man has the right to kiss a girl who is accidentally under the decorated plant. The peculiarity of the national cuisine is that the natural characteristics of food are only highlighted and food does not change its original look. There is a unique set of local dishes, such as Yorkshire pudding and tea with baked cream, served to roast beef. Norfolk turkey, tender lamb, fried pies, duck from Aylesbury are gourmet dish. In conclusion I want to say that I really like the UK. People there are very kind, friendly and sociable. It’s a pleasure to share celebrations of traditions with them. I respect and like their customs and traditions. Taking part in them is a great chance of improving the mood and of being historically informed. * Великобритания (Great Britain) [Электронный ресурс]; – Режим доступа: http://slovo.ws/topic/britain/ * Английский язык онлайн [Электронный ресурс]; – Режим доступа: http://www.native-english.ru/ * Изучайте английский язык [Электронный ресурс]; – Режим доступа: http://studyenglish.info/