Spring in England is an exciting time.
Winter is long and hard so we like to do many things to celebrate the warmer weather.Here are some English Spring traditions you might find interesting.
Pancake day is 47 days before Easter Sunday, this year it was on the 4th of March.
On Pancake day we make a big stack of pancakes and sprinkle them in fresh lemon juice and sugar.As you can see, English pancakes are much thinner than American ones which makes them a little crispy at the edges.
Of course we celebrate Easter. It celebrates the Spring equinox. The name Easter comes from the pagan goddess of spring Eostre, her symbol was the rabbit which is why we also have Easter bunnies! We like to eat chocolate Easter eggs and hide them in the garden for children to find.
In villages all round England we errect large poles. Brightly coloured ribbons are attached to the top and children dance around it making a very pretty pattern as they wrap the ribbon round the pole.
The children wear very pretty clothes.