Holidays customs are different in lands and even regions of country. What Christmas customs are popular in the UK?
A lots of alike traditions
Holidays time in United Kingdom in a lots of elements don’t differ in comparison with other countries. In UK Nativity Plays and services of carols are popular too. Citizens of United Kingdom at Christmas Eve eat Christmas meals, however tradicional menu is different than in other lands. However the oddity can be carols by Candlelight Service during which all church is light only by candles. In the United Kindom many people walk to the church where is church service at midnight in the Christmas Eve.
Time of waiting for Santa
In UK kids also wait for Santa. At the end of the December 24th children prepare stockings or pillow-cases by the fire or children’s beds. They believe that Santa put on gifts in those items, not under Christmas tree like think children from a lots of countries. Sometimes kids in United Kingdom are very grateful – they leave mince pies and brandy for Santa to eat and to drink when he visits their home. Currently it is often alcohol-free drink because of Santa has to be sober during drive his sled.
The Queen’s Speech
Every year, December 25th people listen to Queen’s Christmas Message. The idea of a Christmas speech started before current Queen took the throne. The Queen’s Christmas Message was a key element in the procurement of popularity of the BBC in early years of operation. The first Christmas Message was in 1932 and their author was King George V. Queen in her messages tells about important issues of UK or other lands and presents her approach. It is good resume of facts of the year and programs for the next. The Queen’s Christmas Message is important point of every Christmas.
Every countries have own Holidays traditions. The United Kingdom is not the exception in that respect, however many Christmas traditions are the same.