Holidays traditions in the United Kingdom
Holidays customs differ in countries and even areas of land. What Holidays traditions are popular in the United Kingdom?
A lots of similar customs
Christmas in United Kingdom in a lots of aspects don’t differ in context with another lands. In United Kingdom Nativity Plays and services of carols are practice too. Britishers at Christmas Eve eat Christmas dinner, although typical meal is different in comparison to another lands. But the oddity can be Candlelight Service in which all church is light only by candles. In the UK a lots of Britisher go to the church where is church service at 12 a.m. in the Christmas Eve.
Time of waiting for Santa Claus
In UK childrens also wait for Father Christmas. At the evening of Christmas Eve children prepare sockes or pillow-cases by the fireplace or their beds. They believe that Santa leave gifts in those items, not under Christmas tree like believe kids from many countries. Sometimes kids in United Kingdom are very caring – they leave mince crumpets or brandy for Santa Claus to eat and as a drink when he come to their home. Nowadays it’s usually alcohol-free drink because of Father Christmas has to be sober during drive his sled.
The Speech of the Queen
Every year, December 25th Britishers listen to Speech of the Queen. The tradition of a Christmas speech has its beginning long time before current Queen took the throne. The Queen’s Speech was important element in the procurement of popularity of the BBC in early years of activity. The first Christmas Message was in 1932 and their author was King George V. Queen in her speeches tells about current things of United Kingdom or global and presents her approach. It’s good summary of facts of the year and programs for the next. The Speech of the Queen is key point of every Christmas.
Every countries have their Holidays customs. The UK is not different in that topic, however a lots of Holidays customs are transfered from other countries.