2020 Events hosted by New World Business Centre


1st February – 14th March
Six Nations Rugby

Kicking off on Saturday 1st February with Wales vs Italy, England’s first match against France is on Sunday 2nd.

We’ll be cheering on our favourite team here at New World Business Centre.


14th February
St Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day originates from as far back as AD 496 to honour Saint Valentinus with a feast, sounds good to us – The perfect excuse to celebrate our ‘Cake Friday’ with some sweet treats.

 


25th February
Shrove Tuesday

Traditionally a time of clearing out cupboards of fats, sugar & eggs to mark the beginning of Lent in the Christian calendar.  Pancakes are delicious at any time and we’ll be sure to embrace the occasion.

 


1st March
St David’s Day

The patron saint of Wales, St David is celebrated today with the wearing of daffodils or leeks, two recognised welsh symbols.


17th March
St Patrick’s Day

 

The patron saint of Ireland, St Patrick is celebrated today with the wearing of the colour green, which according to legend makes you invisible to Leprechauns.


22nd March
Lynch Syndrome Day (HNPCC)

A very worthwhile cause and one we continue to support. A type of inherited cancer syndrome with a genetic pre-disposition to different cancer types. We will be raising awareness and hopefully some funds.


4th April (Virtual due to Pandemic)
Grand National – WINNER is Potters Corner

Current favourite to win this year is Tiger Roll who will be 10years old, he will be defending his title from the past two years, can he make it a hat trick?  Our sweepstake is sure to fire up some interest.


23rd April
St George’s Day

The patron saint of England, St George is said to have slayed a dragon as well as suffering many incidents of torture before his death on this day, it is these legends which have afforded him his place in history.


9th May (moved to 1st November due to Pandemic)
Women’s FA Cup Final

With a bumper crowd of 43,264 at last years final, Women’s football is certainly causing a stir and gaining in popularity, NWBC will be cheering on the ladies.


23rd May (moved to 1st August due to Pandemic)
Men’s FA Cup Final

The first FA Cup Final was held at the Kennington Oval London on the 16th March 1872.   Now traditionally played at Wembley, the cup final is the world’s oldest football competition.  We are sure to be celebrating with ‘Football Cup Cakes’


12th June – 12th July (Postponed due to Pandemic)
Euro 2020

Turkey vs Italy kicks off the first match of the tournament in Rome with the final at Wembley on 12th July. England’s first match with Croatia takes place on 14th June and we will be organising our sweepstake with regular match results throughout the month.


29th June – 12th July (Postponed due to Pandemic)
Wimbledon

Strawberries and Cream are the order of the season, we will be holding our annual event whilst keeping a close eye on the tournament.  The first televised match was aired on 21st June 1937.  Anyone for Tennis?


11th November 2020
Armistice Day

On the 11th Day of the 11th Month, at 11am – we ask you to join us in respectfully marking this momentus moment in 1918 with 2mins silence – and REMEMBER!


13th November 2020
World Kindness Day

A recent addition to the ‘special dates’ list, only originating in the late 90’s, but hopefully gathering momentum!

In the midst of a global pandemic this is a welcome day – when so many of us are cut off from family, friends and other parts of our lives so important to us, we need you World Kindness Day!


21st December 2020
Winter Solstice (Shortest Day)

The flip side of Summer Solstice (Longest Day)… and less hours until Christmas Day!! You won’t see us complaining!


25th December 2020
Christmas Day!!!!

Whether you celebrate it not, Christmas is a month of merriment… or, for some, a very ‘merry’ month!! Not so much this year given the work Christmas party is on hold – but it’s a small price to pay – and there’s always next year so hold that thought.

What’s your tradition? Santa or St Nick? Turkey or Nut Roast? Yule Log or Christmas Pud?


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