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Customs, holidays and traditions

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How do the British celebrate Christmas?
Christmas is Britain's most popular holiday and features traditions that date back hundreds of years. Many Christmas customs that originated in Britain have been adopted in the United States.

What is Burns Night?
In celebration of the life and works of Robert Burns, Scotland's most famous poet, traditional suppers have been held annually on his birthday for about 200 years.

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