The days shorten and the clocks go back ; battles are commemorated, fire celebrations begin and Hallowe’en sees ghosts and witches at large all over the country.
Some events take place on exactly the same date every year, regardless of which day of the week they fall upon. The following table shows events which are fixed in this way:
|All month||Sunderland Illuminations|
|2||Braughing Old Man's Day|
|7||Twyford Lost in the Dark Bells|
|21||London,Portsmouth & Tynemouth Trafalgar Day|
|31||Edinburgh Samhuinn Fire Festival|
Some event dates differ from year to year in order for them to fall on a weekend or during a particular week of the year, for example the 3rd week in January. The following table shows events where dates may vary in this manner: