What is Thanksgiving?

What is Thanksgiving?

Today, the fourth Thursday of November marks Thanksgiving. So, Happy Thanksgiving Day! Although, in the UK, Thanksgiving isn’t as widely celebrated because it is a US and Canadian holiday. It is said that more people in the US celebrate Thanksgiving than Christmas...
Universal Children’s Day

Universal Children’s Day

On 20th November in 1954 United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established, and has been celebrated on the 20th November ever since. As well as promoting unity and awareness among children the world over, and children’s welfare, the date also marks the day that...
What is the Lord Mayor’s Show?

What is the Lord Mayor’s Show?

802 years ago, in 1215, was the first ever Lord Mayor’s Show. It still happens every year, but what exactly is it? The Mayor of London was a position created in the late twelfth century, originally appointed directly by the king. The City of London, like much of...
What is Bonfire Night?

What is Bonfire Night?

“Remember, remember, the fifth of November – Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I see no reason why Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot.” Every year, on the 5th November, the British people celebrate Guy Fawkes day, in remembrance of the foiled plot in 1605, which...
Happy National Author’s Day

Happy National Author’s Day

It’s been a very busy week here at Get My Grades HQ. Wednesday the 1st of November was National Author’s Day, and although this blog goes out a little late, it is a day close to our hearts. Connecting to an author’s work can make us make the leap from reading...