Customs and traditions

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There are many customs and traditions in England. And I would
like to tell you some of them. First tradition is called "Wrong
side of the bed" When people are bad tempered we say that they
must have got out of bed on the wrong side. Originally, it was
meant quiet literally. People belive that the way they rose in
the morning affected their behaivor throughout the day. The wrong
side of the bed was the left side. The left always having been
linked with evil. Second custom is called "Blowing out the
candles" The custom of having candles on birthday cakes goes back
to the ancient Greeks. Worshippers of Artemis, godess of the moon
and hunting, used to place honey cakes on the altars of her
temples on her birthday. The cakes were round like the full moon
and lit with tapers. This custom was next recorded in the middle
ages when German peasants lit tapers on birthday cakes, the
number lit indicating the person_s age, plus an extra one to
represent the light of life. From earliest days burning tapers
had been endoued with mystical significance and it was belived
that when blown out they had the power to grant a secret wish and
ensure a happy year ahead. And the last tradition I would like to
tell you is called "The 5th of November" On the 5th of November
in almost every otwn and village in England you will see fire
burning, fireworks, cracking and lighting up the sky. You will
see too small groups of children pulling...