Holidays customs differ in lands and even regions of land. What Christmas traditions are popular in the UK?
Many alike customs
Holidays customs in the United Kingdom in many elements hasn’t differences in comparison with another countries. In United Kingdom Nativity Scenes and services of carols are popular too. Citizens of United Kingdom at Christmas Eve eat Christmas foods, although tradicional menu is different in comparison to other countries. But the oddity can be Candlelight Service during which all church is lit up only by candles. In the UK a lots of people go to the church where is church service at midnight in the Christmas Eve.
Time of looking forward to Santa Claus
In UK childrens also look forward to Santa. At the evening of December 24th kids prepare sockes or pillow-cases by the fireplace or kids’ beds. They believe that Father Christmas put on presents in those things, not under Holidays tree like think kids from other countries. Sometimes children in United Kingdom are very grateful – they prepare mince crumpets and brandy for Father Christmas as a food and as a drink when he visits their house. Currently it’s usually alcohol-free drink because of Father Christmas has to be sober during drive his sleigh.
The Queen’s Christmas Message
Every year, at second day of Holidays Britishers watch Queen’s Speech. The idea of a Christmas message started long time before current Queen took the throne. The Speech of the Queen was a key 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 messages tells about current things of United Kingdom and global and says about her reflexions. It’s great summary of events of the year and plans for the next. The Queen’s Christmas Message is important point of every Holidays.
Every countries have own Holidays traditions. The United Kingdom is not the exception in that respect, although many Holidays traditions are the same.