England, like every other established culture, has many traditions and customs. England is now considered very 'modern' and some people go so far as to say that the country is beyond 'traditions'. This is not correct in my opinion as the historical value of a tradition permeates society in ways that are not always obvious to begin with.
When the English think of themselves, some stereotypical traditions and customs tend to spring to mind first. Drinking Tea, eating fish and chips, being very polite and red london Buses are just some of these. Royalty, bowler hats and cricket are some others but how many people know about Guy Fawkes? How many people understand why English people lose an hour of their lives every year while they sleep? Does everyone realise the Queen of England celebrates two different Birthdays?