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The thistle: a national symbol

The thistle may seem to many a humble plant, but the fact is that it has been a well-known Scottish symbol for several centuries. More than 500 years! Although there is no historical evidence to support it, there is a … Continue reading

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Harvest Festival in UK

Harvest Festival is one of the oldest known festivals in the United Kingdom.  It is also known as “Thanksgiving”. The word “harvest” comes from the Anglo-Saxon word “harvest”, which means “autumn”. It referred to the season for reaping and gathering … Continue reading

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Stonehenge

Undoubtedly, Stonehenge is one Britain’s most famous national icons. Although its original function seems to be unclear, many people think that it was a temple for the worship of deities, an astronomical observatory for marking key events on the ancient … Continue reading

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