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British Celebrations

The British celebrate both royal and religious events and many other traditional and modern annual festivals.

25 Quiz Questions

  1. In which year did the Queen celebrate her Silver Jubilee?
  2. In Scotland, what name is given to the New Year's celebrations?
  3. What is celebrated 12 days after Christmas?
  4. What contribution to modern Christmas was invented in London by Tom Smith in 1847?
  5. A famous annual Caribbean festival event takes place each August in which area of Kensington in London?

  6. St. Andrew's Day is celebrated at the end of which month?
  7. What spans the first 24 days of December and celebrates the coming of Jesus?
  8. Shrove Tuesday is also commonly known as what day?
  9. Many celebrate what annual event by going to the River Thames to sea swans ceremonially caught and released?
  10. Bonfire Night is an annual celebration of the failure of the gunpowder plot in which year? And it was a failed assassination attempt against which king?
  11. St. David's Day is celebrated on March 1st, however, St Davids Cathedral is situated in which Welsh county?
  12. St. George's Day is celebrated on what date?
  13. Which coastal town in Cornwall celebrates Obby Oss festival?
  14. Which annual ceremony is also known as the "Queen's Birthday Parade"?
  15. Which village in Cheshire hosts the ceremony of "Bawming the Thorn", which dates from the 19th century?
  16. Which day is celebrated on the same day as Saint Stephen's Day?
  17. The Hay Festival of Literature and Arts is an annual literature festival held in which country of the United Kingdom?
  18. Burns Night is celebrated at the end of which month?
  19. Jack in the Green is an English folk custom associated with the celebration of which holiday?
  20. What name is given to the Thursday before Easter which celebrates Jesus' last supper?
  21. The Fringe Festival is celebrated with thousands of performances across 300 venues in which city?
  22. Which festival is known as festival of lights?
  23. Each year the Jorvik Viking Festival is a huge celebration of the Viking heritage in which English city?
  24. Over a weekend in mid September 2016, which city was turned into 'The City of the Unexpected' to celebrate Roald Dahl's 100th birthday?
  25. What is always celebrated on the third Sunday of June in the UK?


  1. 1977
  2. Hogmanay
  3. Epiphany
  4. Christmas crackers
  5. Notting Hill
  6. November (30th)
  7. Advent
  8. Pancake Day
  9. Swan Upping
  10. 1605. King James I
  11. Pembrokeshire
  12. April 23rd
  13. Padstow
  14. Trooping the Colour
  15. Appleton Thorn
  16. Boxing Day
  17. Wales
  18. January (25th) (in honour of Scottish poet Robert Burns)
  19. May Day
  20. Maundy Thursday
  21. Edinburgh
  22. Diwali
  23. York
  24. Cardiff
  25. Father's Day