Christmas traditions in the United Kingdom
Holidays traditions are different in countries and even areas of land. What Holidays traditions are popular in the United Kingdom?
A lots of similar traditions
Christmas in UK in a lots of elements don’t differ in comparison with other countries. In United Kingdom Nativity Plays or services of carols are practice too. Britishers at Christmas Eve eat Christmas dinner, although typical menu is different in comparison to another countries. However the oddity can be Candlelight Service during which all church is lit up only by candelas. In the UK many people go to the church where is church service at 12 a.m. after Christmas Eve.
Time of looking forward to Santa
In United Kingdom kids 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 leave gifts in those items, not near to Christmas tree like believe kids from a lots of countries. Sometimes children in United Kingdom are very caring – they prepare mince crumpets or brandy for Father Christmas to eat and to drink when he visits their home. Nowadays it is often non-alcoholic drink because of Santa Claus has to be sober during drive his sleigh.
The Queen’s Speech
Every year, at second day of Holidays Britishers watch Speech of the Queen. The tradition of a Christmas speech has its beginning long time before current Queen came to the throne. The Queen’s Speech was a key element in the procurement of popularity of the BBC on beginning of operation. The first speech was in 1932 and their author was King George V. Elizabeth II in her speeches says about current issues of United Kingdom or global and presents her reflexions. It is great summary of facts of the year and plans for the future. The Speech of the Queen is key element of every Christmas.
Every lands have their Christmas traditions. The United Kingdom isn’t different in that respect, however many Christmas traditions are the same.