Holidays customs in the United Kingdom
Holidays traditions differ in lands and even areas of land. What Holidays customs are practice in the United Kingdom?
Many similar traditions
Holidays in United Kingdom in a lots of aspects hasn’t differences in context with another lands. Here Nativity Scenes or Carol Services are practice too. Citizens of United Kingdom at Christmas Eve eat Christmas foods, however tradicional food is different in comparison to other lands. However the oddity may be Candlelight Service during which the church is lit up only by candles. In the UK a lots of Britisher go to the church where take place religious service at midnight in the Christmas Eve.
Time of waiting for Santa
In United Kingdom kids also wait for Santa Claus. At the evening of December 24th children prepare sockes or pillowcases by the fire or their beds. They know that Santa Claus put on presents in those items, not under Holidays tree like think kids from a lots of lands. Sometimes children in UK are very caring – they prepare mince crumpets and brandy for Father Christmas as a food and to drink for the time he visits them. Currently it’s often alcohol-free drink because of Santa has to be sober during drive his sled.
The Speech of the Queen
Every year, at second day of Holidays Britishers watch 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 a key element in the development of the BBC in early years of activity. The first speech was in 1932 and their author was King George V. Elizabeth II in her messages tells about current problems of UK or another lands and presents her approach. It is good resume of events of the year and programs for the future. The Queen’s Speech is important element of every Christmas.
Every countries have their Holidays traditions. The UK is not different in that topic, although a lots of Holidays customs are the same.