Christmas traditions are different in countries and even regions of country. What Christmas customs are practice in the United Kingdom?
A lots of similar customs
Holidays time in UK in many elements hasn’t differences in context with other countries. In United Kingdom Nativity Scenes or Carol Services are practice too. Residents of UK at December 24th consume Christmas foods, but tradicional food is different than in another lands. However the oddity can be carols by Candlelight Service in which all church is lit up only by candelas. In the United Kindom many Britisher walk to the church where is church service at midnight in the Christmas Eve.
Time of waiting for Santa Claus
In United Kingdom kids also look forward to Santa Claus. At the evening of Christmas Eve children prepare sockes or pillowcases by the fire or children’s beds. They believe that Santa leave gifts in those items, not under Christmas tree like believe children from other lands. Often kids in UK are very caring – they leave mince crumpets and brandy for Father Christmas as a food and to drink for the time he visits them. Currently it’s usually alcohol-free drink because of Father Christmas has to drive his sleigh.
Read more about Santa: https://www.elfisanta.uk.
The Speech of the Queen
Every year, at second day of Holidays people watch Queen’s Christmas Message. The idea of a Christmas speech started before current Queen came to the throne. The Speech of the Queen was important element in the procurement of popularity of the BBC in early years of activity. The first speech was in 1932 and their author was King George V. Queen in her messages tells about important things of UK or global and says about her reflexions. It’s great summary of events of the year and programs for the next. The Speech of the Queen is important point of every Holidays.
Every countries have own Christmas traditions. The United Kingdom isn’t the exception in that topic, however a lots of Holidays customs are the same.