How are holidays celebrated in the UK? Those not associated with any particular religious event are not rich in traditions or rituals. May and August bank holidays are usually an opportunity to relax, not burdened with any requirements of tradition or custom
The British love outdoor barbecues, and the fact that over 80% of the population live in homes with even a miniature garden definitely encourages this. Caravanning is also popular. On weekends and public holidays in spring, summer and early autumn you can see dozens of cars pulling caravans on highways and coastal access roads.
With the advent of low-cost airlines there has also been a boom in city breaks – weekend trips to famous European cities. On winter days off from work in the UK, the favorite pastime of most people is… shopping on sale.