Customs and traditions in Britain

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Customs and Traditions in Britain Some British customs and traditions are famous all over the world and a lot of them have very long histories. First I will tell you about British customs during the year. In January, there is a festival, called Up-Helly-Aa. In the ninth century, men from Norway came to the Shetlands. The Shetlands are islands near Scotland. These men were the Vikings. They came to Britain in ships and carried away animals, gold, and sometimes women and children, too. Now, 1 000 years later, people in the Shetlands remember the Vikings with a festival. They call the festival Up-Helly-Aa. Every winter the people of Lerwick, this is a town in the Shetlands, make a model of a ship. It´s a Viking longship, with the head of a dragon at the front. Then, on Up-Helly-Aa night in ...

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