Archivos de etiquetas: English Culture

Nellie Bly’s 151st Birthday

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Nellie Bly was Born Elizabeth Cochran on May 5, 1864, in Cochran’s Mills, Pennsylvania. She was an American journalist, a pioneer in her field, because ahe launched a new kind of investigative journalism and undercover reporting. Nellie Bly began writing for The Pittsburgh Dispatch in 1885. Two years later, she  moved to New York City and began working for the New York World. She earned acclaim for her exposé on the conditions of asylum patients at Blackwell’s Island in New York City.  She spent several days on Blackwell’s Island, posing as a mental patient for the exposé.


In 1889, she achieved further fame after the New York World sent her on a trip around the world in a record-setting 72 days. She did that when travelling alone was unthinkable for a woman.

She was also a writer, industrialist, inventor, a charity worker and one of the feminists pioneers. For a time she was one of the leading women industrialists in the United States, but her company went bankrupt. She went back in reporting. She wrote stories on Europe’s Eastern Front during World War I and covered the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913. Her headline for the Parade story was “Suffragists Are Men’s Superiors”. She predicted in the story that it would be 1920 before women would win the vote.


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Epiphany in UK

Epiphany, or Twelfth Night, marks the end of the Christmas. (See more)

In the Church of England, the eve of the feast used to be celebrated as Twelfth Night because it was the twelfth night after Chritmas. The Monday after Epiphany is known as Plough Monday.

What do they celebrate on that day?

Did you know Shakespeare wrote a play tittled Twelfth Night?

Malvolio courts a bemused Olivia, while Maria covers her amusement, in an engraving by R. Staines after a painting by Daniel Maclise.

Malvolio courts a bemused Olivia, while Maria covers her amusement, in an engraving by R. Staines after a painting by Daniel Maclise.


New Year’s traditions

New Year’s traditions are completely different from one country to another. Do you want to know some British traditions? Are they similar to those in your country?


England celebrates the New Year from the evening of December 31st into January 1st.  (See more)


The celebration of New Year’s Eve is called “Hogmanay”.  (See more)


New Year’s Eve is called “Nos Galan” in Welsh. (See more)


New Year’s Eve is a major social holiday for many people in the United States. (See more)

Have you seen the film? Did you like it? It was included in the list of nominees at the annual Golden Raspberry Awards to the worst film in 2011.



Halloween is an ancient celebration observed all over the world, especially in English-speaking countries. here you have a lot of information about this custom:

Halloween in Great Britain

Halloween in America

Halloween 2013: Top Costumes, History, Myths,…

This is London

Philip Prowsethis is london

ISBN:   9781405087117
English Type:   British English
Published Date:   15 February 2006
Format:   Mixed media product
Level:  Beginner
Weight:   0.0700kg
Pages:   40

A guide to London past and present. From markets and shops, architecture and sightseeing to restaurants and nightlife. Illustrated with photographs, maps and up-todate advice and information.                                                     



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