What do we know about Holidays in United Kingdom? We present the most important informations about dates of Holidays and its beginnings.
Holidays in United Kingdom – where did they come from?
The beginnigs of Christmas started thousands years ago and they are related with prehistoric ceremonies round the midwinter solstice. Many aspects of Christmas have origins in pagan culture. Traditions of Holidays come to UK too, but the way of some custom was modified. The interesting fact is that customs are different between areas of the UK.
Christmas in UK – day by day
Holidays day in the United Kingdom is on December 25. But ealier there is an Advent – from the first day of December through December 24th. It is time in which practice is using of advent calendar and advent candles. 24th day of December is Christmas Eve. All families sit at the table on Christmas dinner. At 12 a.m. many Britishers go to church where take place church service. The first day of Christmas, families begin from unpacking presents. Majority go that day to church and then watch the Speech of Queen. That day is spend for rest.
Boxing Day in United Kingdom
December 26th is called Boxing Day. It is free day in England however if it will be on a Saturday or Sunday, then bank holiday is declared on Monday. Boxing Day is day to give presents to family, buddies and other ones. Beginning of Boxing Day started in Middle Ages. Then all of priests were supposed to open ale alms box and distribute the gifs to the poor. Wealthy ones, after Christmas banquets take the remains in boxes and distributed out to their servants. That custom did not live on to nowadays but the term of Boxing Day is still in using. Holidays decoratives in house can be keep until January 6th (the day of Epiphany). In Britishers’ beliefs, extension of that date may entrailed with tough luck.
Holidays is unusual time in United Kingdom and everywhere. Try to live that time with family and be happy of birth of Jesus.