Do you have a favourite time of the year? Do you crave Christmas? Go eggstatic over Easter or do do for Diwali? That’s what today’s theme is aaaall about!
Now I’ve already told you about my favourite time of year a few blogs ago, Halloween and Bonfire Night week, so I tried to think of a different kind of favourite to tell you about today. Know what I came up with? Remembrance Day.
Now this might seem an odd choice, it’s not a time of celebration, or even one of happiness, but it is a British tradition which sits deep within me. I think as a nation we have very few ‘British’ days. Theres no Independence Day or Thanksgiving which brings us together as a nation just to celebrate our country and our kin. St George’s day seems to go pretty much unrecognised these days, in fact I wonder how many young people even know when it is. Every year November 11th and/or Remembrance Sunday brings us together as a country. People of all ages wear poppies and honour our fallen soldiers with silence as the bell tolls 11. It is a somber occasion, a day which makes many (including me) feel sad, but it brings us together, brings out the best in many and the pride in many more, and for that I will always love it.