Holidays traditions differ in lands and even regions of country. What Christmas traditions are popular in the UK?
Many a like customs
Holidays time in United Kingdom in a lots of aspects hasn’t differences in context with other lands. In UK Nativity Plays and Carol Services are practice too. Britishers at Christmas Eve consume Christmas dinner, however tradicional food is different in comparison to another lands. But the interesting fact can be Candlelight Service during which all church is light only by candles. In the UK many Britisher go to the church where is religious service at midnight in the Christmas Eve.
Time of waiting for Santa
In United Kingdom childrens also wait for Santa. At the end of the Christmas Eve kids hang up sockes or pillow-cases by the fire or their beds. They know that Santa leave presents in those things, not under Christmas tree like believe children from many countries. Often children in UK are very caring – they prepare mince pies or brandy for Santa as a food and as a drink for the time he come to them. Nowadays it’s often non-alcoholic drink due to Santa has to be sober during drive his sled.
The Speech of the Queen
Every year, December 25th Britishers listen to Speech of the Queen. The tradition of a Christmas speech started long time before current Queen came to the throne. The Speech of the Queen was important element in the procurement of popularity of the BBC on beginning of activity. The first Christmas Message was in 1932 and their author was King George V. Elizabeth II in her messages tells about important issues of United Kingdom and world-wide and presents her reflexions. It is great summary of facts of the year and programs for the future. The Queen’s Speech is key point of every Christmas.
Every lands have their Christmas customs. The UK is not the exception in that respect, although a lots of Holidays customs are the same.