United Kingdom Culture

History

Four countries, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales together form the United Kingdom and each of these countries has conserved and diverse traditions, cultures and representation. The British culture has influenced the language and culture of a wide range of countries such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States, Pakistan, India and the British territories in a foreign country. It was possible as the British Empire had been spread throughout these countries during different time periods.

The emergence of innovations and movements within the widespread European culture had brought many changes in the United Kingdom. The industrial revolution in the country had modernized the process of agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation. The revolution had affected the socio-economic and cultural scenario worldwide.

In recent past the popular culture of the UK includes remarkable movements in music like the British invasion and Britpop, at the same time as British literature, British cinema, British television and British poetry is appreciated throughout the world.

Food

Traditionally British cuisine is understood as "unfussy dishes made with quality local ingredients, matched with simple sauces to accentuate flavor, rather than disguise it.” Conversely, British cuisine has also been influenced by those who established in Britain and this has resulted in hybrid cuisines such as Anglo-Indian chicken tikka masala. Now it has become "Britain's true national dish".

Celtic farming and animal breeding supplied a wide assortment of foodstuffs for native Celts and Britons. Anglo-Saxon England first developed the meat and savory herb stewing procedure before it gained popularity in Europe. The British Empire had also been influenced by India's sophisticated food tradition of "strong, penetrating spices and herbs". Thus the British cuisine has been rich with absorption of a wide range of culinary methods from all across the world.

Some of the Popular British Dishes are Mentioned Below:

  • Fish and chips
  • Sunday roast
  • Steak and kidney pie
  • Bangers and mash

A few Items with Regional Influence are:

  • Cheshire cheese
  • Yorkshire pudding
  • Arbroath Smokie
  • Welsh cakes

Clothing

The clothing in the UK is different in four different countries. The traditional dress for men in Scotland includes:

  • A kilt with shirt
  • Waistcoat
  • Tweed jacket
  • Stockings with garter flashes
  • Brogue shoes
  • Sporran
  • Bonnet

In Welsh men wear tartan trousers or kilts while women wear a hat, made of black felt, with a high crown and wide brim.

Irish people used to wear bright flamboyant dresses.

English people do not have any traditional clothes. Usually, men dress themselves in Good quality dark suit, white shirt, dark tie, dark socks and black shoes while going to attend any formal occasion. Women normally wear ballet or cocktail-length dress during these times.

Traditions

British people are not interested in any formal religious rituals. Most of the adults in the UK do not believe in God. One third of the population does not have any religious affiliation. However religious practices are different in different regions of the UK.

Events

The following are some of the events celebrated in the UK:

Apart from the above events many other festivals are also celebrated in different parts of the country.


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