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St Piran is the national saint of Cornwall, a county in the South West of England in the UK. St Piran’s Day is Cornwall’s national day and is celebrated on 5th March every year.  According to legend, St Piran was born in Ireland in the sixth century. The Kings of Ireland were suspicious of his miraculous powers so he was tied to a millstone and thrown over a cliff into … [Read more…]

    It’s Halloween on the 31st October, the night when ghosts and witches are said to appear. Here are some suitably ghostly, spooky, evil and mysterious words and phrases… 🙂 Happy Halloween!   Witches, ghosts and skeletons ♦ witch-hunt – to go on a witch-hunt is to try and find and punish or harrass people with … [Read more…]

St Patrick’s Day is on March 17th and it is the national day of Ireland. It has been an official public holiday since 1903. St Patrick’s Day is a secular celebration and an important religious festival: it’s a holy day of obligations for Roman Catholics in Ireland, as well as a religious celebration for the Anglican Church of Ireland. St Patrick St Patrick is the … [Read more…]

St David’s Day is the national day of Wales. It’s celebrated on the 1st March by Welsh people all over the world. St David (Dewi Sant in the Welsh language) is the patron saint of Wales. He lived in the sixth century and is thought to have died on 1st March 589. He was a Celtic monk and Abbot. On St David’s Day, people take part in parades, concerts and parties … [Read more…]

April Fools’ Day is celebrated on the 1st April in many countries, including in the UK. It’s also known as All Fools’ Day. April Fools’ Day is traditionally a day to trick people into believing stories that aren’t true, and for playing jokes on people in order to make them laugh or appear foolish.   What are the origins of April Fool’s … [Read more…]