Bingo As a British Tradition

Britain is full of traditions from Donkey Rides to Maypole dancing and everything in-between. Without a doubt bingo is one of the nations favorite and became popular in the swinging sixties. As well as your traditional hall, bingo is played at social clubs and church fetes as well as becoming part of a good old trip to the seaside.
The UK version of bingo is played on a card consisting of three rows of five numbers, fifteen in all, which range from 1-90. The objective of the game is to be the first to strike the numbers off the card as they are announced by the games bingo caller. The jackpot for the game is usually paid out in three stages, the first (and usually lowest) to the player who is the first to fill one line, the second for the player who gets two and the games jackpot goes to the first player to call three lines, which is more commonly known as a full house.
Though bingo is without a doubt our favorite tradition, we’ve also added a further five below. Take your pick as to what you like best แทงบอลออนไลน์.
Changing of the Guard
Get yourself down to Buckingham Palace and you’ll be able to see the Changing of the Guard. Each and morning at 11.30, new guardsmen, dressed in bright red uniforms and bearskin hats take the place of the 30 old guards in a ceremony that takes around 45 minutes. Changing of the Guards dates back to 1660, during the rule of Charles II.
Fish and Chips
On cold dark rainy nights (that will be most nights then), nothing tastes nicer than a portion of fish and chips. The dish has been popular among the British working classes since the latter half of the 19th Century, when trawl fishing became widespread in the North Sea. Haddock and cod are the main choices at most ‘chips’ and are generally accompanied by a portion of mushy peas, bread and butter and washed down with a good old cup of tea. Although the meal is mainly served these days is white wrapping, it use to come in old newspapers hence the saying, “Today’s news is tomorrow’s chip paper.”
Midsummer’s Day
Ever wondered why they can’t move Glastonbury to a drier time of the year? Well, the reason that the event is often washed out is held in the last full weekend of June, is so it coincides with the summer solstice, more commonly known as midsummer’s day. Midsummer’s day falls on June 21st each year in the northern hemisphere and is the day in which the sun is in the sky for the longest. The celebration of this day, which many believe to be the luckiest of the year, dates back to pagan times, when people would light bonfires to give thanks to the sun. If you fancy making this year’s mid summer’s day memorable, why not get yourself down to Stonehenge, where modern day druids still party hard.
Nine ravens (which are large crows) currently live in the grounds of the Tower of London. The birds have their wings clipped, as it is said if they ever leave then the entire British Monarchy will fall. Though it is not known of when the legend came about, the birds have been unable to fly away since Charles II, still reeling after the execution of his father by Oliver Cromwell, heard the legend and ordered that they remain their forever. Let’s hope they have a laptop so they can still enjoy all the fun of online bingo.
Reach the grand old age of 100 and not only will you play a lot of games of bingo, you’ll also receive a telegram from the Queen. The British Monarch’s have been sending telegrams to centenarian citizens since 1917, when the Queen’s grandfather George V was on the throne. Pass the 100 mark and you’ll have to wait for your 105 to get your next birthday greeting from her madge, though after that you’ll get one on every birthday after than. Telegrams are also sent to couples who are celebrating their 60th diamond’ wedding anniversary.

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