Christmas customs in the UK - traditions differ in lands and even regions of land. What Holidays customs are popular in the United Kingdom?

Many alike customs

Holidays time in UK in many aspects hasn’t differences in comparison with other lands. Here Nativity Scenes and services of carols are popular too. Residents of UK at Christmas Eve consume Christmas dinner, however tradicional food is different in comparison to another lands. However the oddity may be Candlelight Service in which the church is light only by candelas. In the UK a lots of people go to the church where is church service at 12 a.m. in the Christmas Eve.

Time of looking forward to Santa

In UK childrens also wait for Santa Claus. At the evening of Christmas Eve kids prepare sockes or pillowcases by the fireplace or children’s beds. They know that Santa put on gifts in those things, not near to Christmas tree like think children from other lands. Often children in United Kingdom are very caring – they prepare mince pies and brandy for Father Christmas as a food and as a drink when he visits them. Currently it’s often non-alcoholic drink due to Father Christmas has to be sober during drive his sleigh.

The Speech of the Queen

Every year, at second day of Holidays people watch Speech of the Queen. The idea of a Christmas speech has its beginning before current Queen came to 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 speech was in 1932 and their author was King George V. Elizabeth II in her messages says about current issues of UK and global and says about her reflexions. It’s good resume of facts of the year and plans for the future. The Speech of the Queen is key point of every Holidays.

Every countries have own Christmas traditions. The UK isn’t the exception in that respect, although a lots of Christmas traditions are the same.