Christmas is a season of celebration and fun that is observed in many ways around the world. From hanging spiderweb decorations to eating deep-fried caterpillars, this whistlestop tour around the globe explores some of these seasonal traditions.
Halloween is a fun time of year for many families, with activities such as dressing up in spooky costumes, decorating our homes and carving pumpkins. But why do we celebrate it on 31 October? And what are the origins of some of the Halloween traditions? Read on to find out!
With Wimbledon starting on Monday 3 July we take a look back 146 years to the first Grand Slam tournament which took place on 9 July 1877. Since then, Wimbledon has grown from a somewhat modest sporting event into the longest-running and perhaps best known tennis tournament in the world.
Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in many countries around the world including the UK. This year (2023) it will be celebrated on Sunday, 18 June. Father’s Day is a relatively modern occurrence, as it was only formalised as a national holiday in the US in 1972. However, we can in fact trace its origins back much further to the Middle Ages. Let’s take a look at why and when Father’s Day is celebrated around the world.
On Sunday 23 April, thousands of runners head to the capital for the iconic London marathon. This’ll be the 43rd year the event’s taken place, and so to mark the occasion, we are taking a look at the history of this world-famous race and the origins of the marathon itself.