Holidays customs differ in countries and even areas of land. What Holidays traditions are practice in the UK?
A lots of alike traditions
Christmas time in UK in a lots of elements hasn’t differences in comparison with another countries. Here Nativity Plays and Carol Services are popular too. Britishers at Christmas Eve consume Christmas dinner, although tradicional menu is different than in other countries. However the interesting fact can be Candlelight Service during which all church is light only by candles. In the United Kindom many people go to the church where take place religious service at 12 a.m. after Christmas Eve.
Time of looking forward to Santa
In United Kingdom childrens also wait for Santa Claus. At the evening of December 24th kids prepare stockings or pillowcases by the fire or kids’ beds. They know that Santa Claus put on presents in those items, not near to Holidays tree like believe children from a lots of lands. Sometimes kids in United Kingdom are very caring – they prepare mince crumpets or brandy for Father Christmas as a food and to drink for the time he come to them. Currently it’s usually alcohol-free drink due to Santa Claus has to be sober during drive his sled.
The Queen’s Speech
Every year, December 25th Britishers watch Speech of the Queen. The idea of a Christmas message has its beginning before current Queen came to the throne. The Speech of the Queen was a key element in the development of the BBC on beginning of operation. The first speech was in 1932 and it was given by King George V. Queen in her messages tells about current issues of UK and global and says about her approach. It is good resume of facts of the year and programs for the future. The Speech of the Queen is key point of every Holidays.
Every countries have their Christmas traditions. The UK isn’t different in that topic, although many Christmas customs are the same.