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Mothering Sunday & Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day   Traditionally known as Mothering Sunday, this day was a holiday for domestic servants who were allowed home to visit their mothers & the church where they had grown up. Although in the middle of the fasting period of Lent, they were allowed to bring with them a Simnel Cake – a fruit cake with a …

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Carrot Cake Day

Carrot Cake Day 3rd February   Celebrate our most famous of vegetable bakes  – not sure it counts as one of your 5-a-day in this form but worth a try! Carrot cake has been around for centuries but fell from grace as the price of sugar fell & the carrots were no longer needed to sweeten …

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Burns’ Night

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 Burns’ Night 25th January is Burns’ Night, an evening dedicated to the life & works of the poet, Robert Burns. It is an annual celebration which takes place on his birthday. Invite friends round for some Scottish fare & a spot of poetry reading. Robert Burns was born in 1759 in the village of Alloway, …

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Guy Fawkes Night (Bonfire Night)

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Guy Fawkes Night (Bonfire Night) 5th November   Remember, remember the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason & plot. I see no reason, why gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot. Why do we celebrate Guy Fawkes Night? Henry VIII’s Reformation in the 16th century made life uncomfortable for Catholics in England & by the time James …

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National Chocolate Day

National Chocolate Day 28 October If you’ve been experiencing withdrawal symptoms from days without chocolate after the finish of Chocolate Week, do not fear! National Chocolate Day is nearly upon us. There are lots of chocolate days throughout the year (thank goodness!) & it’s difficult to know which is which. Some people think National Chocolate …

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Carve A Heart – A Night of Hope

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World Vision’s Carve A Heart – A Night of Hope   31st October 2016   As you prepare for a night of ghoulishness this Halloween, spare a thought for children around the world who live in fear every single night of the year, not just for one night in October. It may be through poverty, …

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Go Orange for Orangutan Day

Orange for Orangutan Day 9th November 2016 This November why not go orange for orangutans & raise money to help protect them. Known as ‘the man of the forest’, orangutans are one of our closest relatives, sharing over 96% of the same DNA. Yet we are destroying their habitat & consequently numbers are in decline – …

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Chocolate Caramel Day

  Chocolate Caramel Day   The 19th March is Chocolate Caramel Day. What a great way to spend your day, devoting it to chocolate caramel! Whether you just fancy grabbing a pack of Rolos to celebrate the day or taking the time to do some baking, there’s a whole range of goodies you can indulge in. …

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International Carrot Day

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International Carrot Day 4th April   International Carrot Day was started in 2003 to spread knowledge throughout the globe about the humble carrot and all it can offer us. Carrots are usually orange although purple, white, yellow & red varieties can also be found. A versatile root vegetable, they can be boiled, eaten raw, juiced or baked in cakes. …

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Raise Money on Wear A Hat Day

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Wear A Hat Day Friday 31st March 2017 Organised by the Brian Tumour Research charity, Wear A Hat Day is the premier brain tumour awareness event in the UK. It raises money to find more effective treatments & ultimately a cure for this devastating disease. Research into brain tumours currently receives less than 1% of national cancer …

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