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Christmas in London: Clive Rowe as Dame Daisy in Jack & the Beanstalk © Hackney Empire We have a wonderful English tradition of family theater where men dress as fat ugly women and women star as the lead 'boy'. Oh, how could you not enjoy this? There's great audience participation when we get to shout, "He's behind you!" when they can't see the baddies. I always try to catch the annual pantomime at Hackney Empire. Hilarious, and not just for the kids. When? Throughout December and January.
Each November 11, the date on which ended the First World War, the British celebrate Armistice Day. The British sport a red flower in his paper clothing, specifically a poppy, in order to remember the fallen soldiers on the battlefield. The paper poppies are made by veterans and sell the representatives of the Royal British Legion. They are priceless, each person donates will. - London, via Flickr
'Christmas Crackers' are on the table as part of the Christmas celebration in U.K homes.A cardboard tube wrapped in brightly decorated twists of paper like an oversized sweet-wrapper which is pulled by two people.It splits unevenly, accompanied by a small bang.Contents are a paper hat/crown, small toy/trinket & a joke, riddle or piece of trivia.Invented by Thomas J. Smith 1847 as a development of his bon-bon sweets,which he sold in a twist of paper (the origins of the traditional sweet-wrapper).
In November 1605, the infamous Gunpowder Plot took place where Guy Fawkes plotted to blow up the English Parliament and King James l, on the day set for the king to open Parliament. The story is remembered each 5th November when 'Guys' are burned in a celebration known as "Bonfire Night".