Fourth of June

The History of Eton’s 4th June Celebrations

June 4th is an important day for Eton College, which is a prestigious boarding school located in the town of Eton, near Windsor. The day is celebrated annually with a tradition known as the "Procession of Boats" or the "Swan Upping Ceremony." During the ceremony, the Queen's swan marker and his assistants row up the River Thames in traditional skiffs to check on the health of the swan population. They...

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