Michaelmas Day is linked with the tradition of Mop Fairs & Goose Fairs and is one of the four quarter days on the calendar. Being close to the equinox, it is associated with autumn, and is said to be the best time to eat goose and the last chance to pick blackberries.
Ahead of tonight’s opening ceremony, we take a look at some of the defining achievements in the Commonwealth Games with a round up of some of the key records and figures associated with different events.
On July 5th, the 2014 Tour De France began its first leg in Leeds, West Yorkshire. We look back at some of the highs and lows of this iconic race.
Since ancient times, people all over the world have celebrated the summer solstice. Early civilisations built temples to align with the sunrise, others enjoyed festivals and ceremonies. Today, 5,000 years on, it’s still a time of spirituality mixed with midsummer fun.
Why does the Queen have two birthdays and what is the difference between the two dates? Find out more about the Queen’s two birthdays.