Holidays traditions in the United Kingdom
Holidays customs are different in lands and even regions of land. What Holidays traditions are practice in the United Kingdom?
Many alike customs
Christmas time in UK in a lots of elements don’t differ in comparison with another countries. In United Kingdom Nativity Scenes and services of carols are popular too. Citizens of UK at December 24th eat Christmas meals, although typical menu is different in comparison to another lands. However the oddity may be carols by Candlelight Service in which all church is light only by candelas. In the UK many people walk to the church where take place church service at midnight in the Christmas Eve.
Time of looking forward to Santa Claus
In United Kingdom kids also look forward to Father Christmas. At the end of the December 24th children prepare sockes or pillowcases by the fire or their beds. They know that Santa Claus leave gifts in those items, not near to Holidays tree like think children from other lands. Sometimes children in UK are very grateful – they prepare mince pies or brandy for Santa Claus as a food and to drink when he come to them. Nowadays it is often alcohol-free drink because of Father Christmas has to drive his sled.
The Queen’s Speech
Every year, December 25th Britishers listen to Speech of the Queen. The tradition of a Christmas speech started long time before current Queen took the throne. The Speech of the Queen was a key element in the procurement of popularity of the BBC in early years of operation. The first speech was in 1932 and their author was King George V. Elizabeth II in her speeches says about important things of United Kingdom or global and presents her approach. It’s great resume of events of the year and plans for the future. The Speech of the Queen is important point of every Christmas.
Every countries have own Christmas customs. The United Kingdom is not different in that respect, although many Christmas traditions are transfered from another countries.