Christmas customs differ in lands and even areas of country. What Christmas customs are practice in the United Kingdom?
A lots of alike traditions
Holidays customs in the UK in many aspects don’t differ in context with another lands. In United Kingdom Nativity Plays and services of carols are popular too. Citizens of United Kingdom at Christmas Eve eat Christmas dinner, although tradicional meal is different in comparison to other countries. But the oddity can be carols by Candlelight Service in which the church is light only by candelas. In the United Kindom a lots of people go to the church where take place religious service at 12 a.m. in the Christmas Eve.
Time of waiting for Santa Claus
In United Kingdom childrens also look forward to Father Christmas. At the evening of Christmas Eve kids prepare stockings or pillowcases by the fireplace or kids’ beds. They know that Father Christmas put on gifts in those items, not under Christmas tree like believe kids from many lands. Sometimes children in United Kingdom are very grateful – they prepare mince crumpets and brandy for Santa as a food and as a drink when he come to their home. Nowadays it is usually alcohol-free drink due to Santa Claus has to be sober during drive his sled.
The Queen’s Speech
Every year, December 25th people watch Speech of the Queen. The idea of a Christmas speech started long time before current Queen came to the throne. The Queen’s Speech was important element in the procurement of popularity of the BBC on beginning of operation. The first speech was in 1932 and it was given by King George V. Elizabeth II in her speeches tells about important problems of UK or world-wide and presents her reflexions. It is great resume of events of the year and plans for the future. The Queen’s Christmas Message is key element of every Christmas.
Every countries have own Holidays customs. The United Kingdom isn’t the exception in that topic, however a lots of Holidays customs are transfered from another lands.