There is no more worldwide known British ritual than the ceremony and serving of Afternoon tea. In the early 19th century Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford had a habit of having tea not only between usual 8 and 9 pm but later in the afternoon too. The Duchess felt hungry by late afternoon.
Do you know why there are so many greeting cards with featured cats in them in England? It is lucky there to meet a black cat. What do we do when we do not want to stave off bad luck? We touch wood and knock on wood. It is also lucky to touch wood in England.
Early in history man began to count time by days, months and seasons. It was the beginning of a calendar. When he learned the movement of, the sunbetter he began to use the year to count time. The Greeks began their calendar from the Olympic Games, in 776 BC. The Romans counted time from the foundation of their - city in 753 BC.
In Switzerland, in Austria or in Germany you do not have to worry about being stung by a poisonous insect or bitten by a poisonous animal. There hardly crawl and fly poisonous animals around. If you want to experience “a narrow escape” and get close to really dangerous animals you have to go to Australia.