What do we know about Holidays in UK? We sum up the most important facts about time of Holidays and its history.
Christmas in United Kingdom – where did they come from?
The origins of Christmas started back thousands of years and they are related with prehistoric ceremonies round the shortest day of year. A lots of aspects of Holidays have pagan origins. Traditions of Holidays reach United Kingdom too, although the form of some custom was changed. The interesting fact is that customs are different between regions of the UK.
Holidays in United Kingdom – when it is?
Christmas day in the United Kingdom is on December 25. But before that there is an Advent – from December 1st to December 24th. It is time in which popular is using of calendar for Advent and advent candles. 24th day of December is called Christmas Eve. All families spend evening on Christmas dinner. At 12 a.m. many people walk to church where take place church service. December 25th, families started from opening gifts. Majority go afternoon to church and next listen to the Queen’s Speech. That day is spend for rest.
Second day of Holidays in United Kingdom
Day after Christmas is called Boxing Day. It is free day in England however if it will be on a weekend, then free day is declared on first day of next week. Boxing Day is day to give gifts to loved ones, friends and another ones. History of Boxing Day come from Middle Ages. Then priests were supposed to open ale alms box and give the bounties to the poor. Rich ones, after Christmas banquets packed up the remains in boxes and distributed out to their servants. Mentioned tradition did not remain to nowadays but the term of Boxing Day is constantly in using. Holidays accesories in house can be keep until January 6th (celebration Epiphany). In British’s convictions, extension of that date can entrailed with bad luck.
Holidays is magical time in UK and in the other areas of world. Let’s spend that time with family and be glad of Jesus’s birth.