Holidays traditions are different in lands and even areas of country. What Christmas traditions are popular in the UK?
A lots of alike traditions
Holidays in UK in a lots of elements hasn’t differences in comparison with other lands. In UK Nativity Plays and Carol Services are practice too. Britishers at December 24th eat Christmas dinner, but tradicional menu is different in comparison to another lands. But the oddity can be Candlelight Service in which the church is light only by candelas. In the United Kindom many people go to the church where is religious service at 12 a.m. in the Christmas Eve.
Time of looking forward to Santa Claus
In UK kids also wait for Santa. At the end of the Christmas Eve children hang up stockings or pillow-cases by the fireplace or kids’ beds. They believe that Father Christmas put on presents in those things, not near to Holidays tree like believe children from other lands. Sometimes children in UK are very caring – they prepare mince pies or brandy for Santa Claus as a food and as a drink for the time he visits their home. Currently it’s often alcohol-free drink due to Father Christmas has to be sober during drive his sleigh.
The Queen’s Speech
Every year, December 25th people watch Queen’s Christmas Message. The idea of a Christmas message has its beginning before current Queen came to the throne. The Queen’s Speech was important element in the development of the BBC on beginning of operation. The first Christmas Message was in 1932 and it was given by King George V. Elizabeth II in her speeches says about important issues of UK and global and presents her approach. It is great summary of facts of the year and programs for the future. The Queen’s Christmas Message is key element of every Holidays.
Every countries have own Christmas customs. The United Kingdom isn’t the exception in that topic, however many Holidays traditions are transfered from other lands.