In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- 50 years ago: Some American airmen with their wives, from the base at Full Sutton, were guests at the Twelfth Night party held in the Merchant Taylors' Hall by the York branch of the English-Speaking Union.
- For my Twelfth Night present, my parents gave to me a little coffee table book entitled Bad Press: The Worst Critical Reviews Ever, written by Laura Ward.
- AS Twelfth Night approaches, trees, decorations and cards are taken down for another year, creating another mass of rubbish which is likely to end up in landfill sites.
- She demands cleanliness and industry, especially between Christmas and Twelfth Night.
- Not for nothing was the Feast of Epiphany, Twelfth Night, also the Feast of the Beans, a major carnival celebration.
- However, you may continue the Coronation Jubilation on through Twelfth Night.
- Above all, she is associated with Twelfth Night and Epiphany, 5 and 6 January.
- This weekend - the first following Twelfth Night, when all decorations are supposed to be taken down - is the busiest of the year at Essex's 22 sites.
- There is an old Irish saying that on the Twelfth Night the souls of the dead are thicker that the sand on the sea shore and are waiting for your prayers to have them released from purgatory and be allowed into heaven.
- Like Twelfth Night, Shrovetide was one of the key holidays when plays were performed at court, and at other institutions like the inns of court and the universities.
- Boys and girls only met once a year at the Twelfth Night dance.
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