Apr 192014
Primrose Day

April 19th is Primrose Day. Primrose Day honors the memory of British statesman and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, who died on this day in 1881. Queen Victoria and Benjamin Disraeli had a strong friendship. When he died, she sent a wreath of primroses to his funeral with a note stating that they […]

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Feb 162012
Cakes and Ale Day

Cakes and Ale Day is held on January 14th in the UK. The phrase “cakes and ales” comes from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, “Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?” It refers to good times and easy living. This is a good day to remember and celebrate the good things […]

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