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March Events in South London


1st: St David’s Day
Saint David is the patron saint of Wales. He founded a Celtic monastic community on the western headland of 
Pembrokeshire n the Sixth Century. Daffodils or leeks are pinned on clothes on Saint David's Day.

8th-14th: National Butchers Week                                 
Support your local butcher week. The National Butchers Week focuses on independent butchers in the UK. For a full list of 
independent Butchers in London by post code see our Traditional Butchers Directory

14th: Mothers Day        
In the past it became customary for young people, who were working as servants, to be given a holiday on Mothering Sunday. 
They could use this day to visit their own mother and take a gift of food or clothing to her

17th: St Patrick’s Day                           
The patron saint of Ireland. He is said to have died on March 17 in or around the year 493

20th: Spring Equinox
The spring, or vernal, equinox marks the point in space and time when the sun moves across the celestial equator.

28th: British Summertime
Daylight Saving Time was introduced by the Summer Time Act of 1916. Clocks are turned forward 1 hour.

Food in season
Spring Onions. White onions harvested at a young age


April Events in South London


2nd-4th: Easter Holiday                                                

23rd: St George’s Day

In 1415 AD St. George became the Patron Saint of England when English Soldiers under Henry V won the battle of Agincourt.

Food in season:
Asparagus 
British asparagus growers generally say that the season lasts from 23rd April (St George’s Day) to 21st June.
Brown Crab
Generally in season from April until November Choose crabs that feel heavy and don't have liquid sloshing around inside them. 
If you like white meat buy a cock or male crab. Brown crabs are a good source of protein whilst still having a low-fat content 
and very few calories (about 84 per 100g/4oz).
Water Cress
Watercress is harvested from April to October. The vital ingredient for growing it is pure, mineral-rich spring water, from which 
this peppery little super-food derives its power house of nutrients. It contains more than 15 essential vitamins and minerals.


May Events in South London


May Day

Food in season
Sea Bass
Bass are often called ‘King of the Sea’ -  it feeds on small fish (e.g. sardines and mackerel) and therefore has a high oil content 
and fabulous taste. Availability: May to January. 


June Events in South London


12th: Record Store Day 
Record Store Day is the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate 
their unique culture. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances 
and events to mark the occasion. 

20th: Fathers Day
Father's Day is held on the third Sunday of June in the United Kingdom. It is a day to honour fathers and father figures, such as 
grandfathers and fathers-in-law. Many people make a special effort to visit their fathers or to send them a card or gifts.

21st: Summer Solstice 
Solstice' means 'sun-stopping'. The point on the horizon where the sun appears to rise and set, stops and reverses direction after this day. 

Food in season
Strawberries


July Events in South London


Food in season
Raspberries

Cherries


August Events in South London


12th: Record Store Day 
Food in season
Blackberries    

Grouse


September Events in South London


22nd: Autumn Equinox
From today the temperature will begin to drop, and leaves will start turning red and nights will start to  draw in. On the autumnal equinox, 
the Earth hits the turning point in its orbit where neither the North or the South poles are tilted towards the sun.

23rd: Harvest Festival 

Food in season:
Native oysters


October Events in South London


31st: End British Summer
British Summer Time (BST) operates until the last Sunday in October when Britain reverts back onto GMT 
and clocks go back one hour at 02:00am.

31st: Halloween
In the medieval and early modern period (1500-1800) Halloween (All Hallows Evening ) became widespread. Bonfires became especially 
popular in this period. they were used  to burn the Harvest chaff 

Food in season:
Apples


November Events in South London


5th: Bonfire Night

Food in season:  Game


December Events in South London


21st: Winter Solstice
The times when the Sun is at its furthest from the celestial equator. The world 'solstice' derives from the Latin solstitium meaning '
Sun stands still' because the apparent movement of the Sun's path north or south stops before changing direction.

24th: Christmas Eve

25th: Christmas Day

26th: Boxing Day

31st: New Year’s Eve

Food in season:  Turkey (Bronze)

 

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