2 minutos de silencio -
Domingo 11 Noviembre, 2018
Eventos excepcionales : Conmemora el día en que la Primera Guerra Mundial terminó en 1918. El armisticio fue firmado en Compiègne, en el norte de Francia, a las 5:00 de la mañana. Seis horas más adelante, la lucha paró, y para conmemorar este acontecimiento, dos minutos de silencio se observan en el 11:00
Día de la amapola -
Domingo 12 Noviembre, 2017
Cultura : Día del Recuerdo es también conocido como Día de la ampola, porque es tradicional para llevar una amapola artificial. La amapola se usan debido a que en la Primera Guerra Mundial el frente contenida en el suelo miles de semillas de amapola. Las semillas misteriosamente floreció durante las batallas.
The poppies are worn because in World War One the Western Front contained in the soil thousands of poppy seeds, all lying dormant. They would have lain there for years more, but the battles being fought there churned up the soil so much that the poppies bloomed like never before. The most famous bloom of poppies in the war was in Ypres, a town in Flanders, Belgium, which was crucial to the Allied defence. There were three battles there, but it was the second, which was calamitous to the allies since it heralded the first use of the new chlorine gas the Germans were experimenting with, which brought forth the poppies in greatest abundance, and inspired the Canadian soldier, Major John McCrae, to write his most famous poem. This, in turn, inspired the British Legion to adopt the poppy as their emblem. BBC
Vacaciones de Navidad (inicio) -
Jueves 21 Diciembre, 2017
vacaciones escolares :
Día de Navidad -
Lunes 25 Diciembre, 2017
Católica o Protestante : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.
El día siguiendo Navidad -
Martes 26 Diciembre, 2017
Feriado seculare : Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated on the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would traditionally receive gifts known as a Christmas box from their masters, employers or customers.
Due to historical reasons, depending on the year, Boxing Day can be celebrated BEFORE Christmas in the UK. [Wikipedia]