Christmas traditions in the UK
Christmas customs are different in countries and even regions of land. What Holidays traditions are practice in the United Kingdom?
A lots of alike customs
Christmas time in United Kingdom in many aspects hasn’t differences in comparison with another countries. In United Kingdom Nativity Plays or services of carols are practice too. Britishers at Christmas Eve consume Christmas meals, but typical menu is different than in other countries. But the oddity may be Candlelight Service during which the church is lit up only by candles. In the United Kindom a lots of Britisher go to the church where is church service at midnight in the Christmas Eve.
Time of waiting for Santa
In UK childrens also wait for Santa. At the evening of Christmas Eve children hang up stockings or pillowcases by the fire or children’s beds. They believe that Santa leave presents in those things, not under Holidays tree like believe children from other lands. Sometimes kids in United Kingdom are very caring – they leave mince pies and brandy for Santa as a food and to drink for the time he visits their home. Nowadays it’s usually non-alcoholic drink due to Santa Claus has to be sober during drive his sled.
The Speech of the Queen
Every year, at second day of Christmas people watch Speech of the Queen. The tradition of a Christmas message has its beginning long time before current Queen came to the throne. The Speech of the Queen was a key element in the procurement of popularity of the BBC on beginning of operation. The first speech was in 1932 and their author was King George V. Queen in her speeches tells about current issues of UK or world-wide and says about her reflexions. It’s great summary of facts of the year and plans for the future. The Speech of the Queen is key element of every Christmas.
Every lands have their Holidays traditions. The United Kingdom isn’t different in that topic, however a lots of Holidays customs are transfered from another countries.