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British Culture. Kylie Opatka. Geography. an island northwest of Europe largest European island but the ninth largest in the world Britain’s population was about 60 million in 2009 surrounded by over 1,000 smaller islands largest city and capitol of Britain is London. British Families.

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kylie opatka

British Culture

Kylie Opatka

geography
Geography
  • an island northwest of Europe
  • largest European island but the ninth largest in the world
  • Britain’s population was about 60 million in 2009
  • surrounded by over 1,000 smaller islands
  • largest city and capitol of Britain is London
british families
British Families
  • Men and women are at equality in the household
  • 66% of marriages in the UK end in divorce, which is the highest rate in Europe
  • 24% of children grow up in single-parent families
  • The average number of children in a British family is 1.8, American is 3
  • Average British child doesn’t move out until 30
  • British families have become less stable and more diverse
funeral practices
Funeral Practices
  • Begin with official declaration of death and small attentions to body itself (closing eyes and covering face)
  • Ancient practices: undressing/washing the body, plugging it’s orifices, placing coins on eyelids to keep orifices closed
    • Customary to have a “funeral feast” after the funeral
  • 1900, less than 1% of bodies were cremated; today the figure is over 70%
wedding traditions
Wedding Traditions
  • Before the wedding, the bride has a Hen party and the bridegroom has a Stag party
  • Groom chooses a Best Man

who is to look after the couples\'

rings during the marriage ceremony

british music
British Music

You Me At Six

Modern

The Beatles

Old Music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye5ivNkEcwo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aO8e2eGYLc

health care
Health Care
  • Tea is a big herbal remedy for sickness in Britain
  • Mainly provided by England’s public health service, National Health Service (NHS)
    • Provides healthcare to all permanent residents of the United Kingdom
    • Free at the point of use, paid for from general taxation
  • Private health care is provided for those who are willing to pay
fun facts
FunFacts
  • There are more chickens than people
  • Their currency is pound sterling
  • They have double-decker buses
works cited
Works Cited
  • http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/health.html
  • http://projectbritain.com/
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Britain
  • http://www.anglik.net/britishlife.htm