‘The American festival we all should celebrate’
Should Thanksgiving go global? It seems like a holiday that’s as American as pumpkin pie. But there are variants of this day all around the world, revolving around the concept of gratitude.
Demand to close ‘greedy’ shops on Boxing Day
As Black Friday approaches, retailers are preparing for their busiest period of the year. But many of their staff want to shut the doors on the UK’s biggest shopping day of all, December 26th.
Happy holidays: Britain welcomes summer break
As most schools in England and Wales close for a six-week summer break today, our working time has become a political issue. But do we spend too much time away from work, or not enough?
All abroad for the Summer: the holidays are here!
With the British school year reaching its end, the season of travel is here. Over the coming weeks, humans will migrate across continents in their millions, simply to visit distant lands.
Pagans, priests and presents battle for Christmas
The great debate over the ‘Christmas Spirit’ is back for its annual outing. So what is the festival really all about–religious celebration or presents, family and feasting?
Halloween 2011 is set to break all records
The rise and rise of Halloween as a popular festival in the US and, more recently, the UK has surpassed all predictions. Is it just commerce, or something deeper?
Lure of the great outdoors breaks all records
New research shows that more of us are longing to shake off the urban lifestyle and experience the campfire and the open sky. A craze – or a long-term trend?