Christmas traditions in the United Kingdom - customs differ in lands and even areas of land. What Holidays customs are practice in the United Kingdom?

A lots of similar customs

Holidays time in United Kingdom in many aspects don’t differ in comparison with other lands. Here Nativity Plays and services of carols are popular too. Residents of United Kingdom at Christmas Eve consume Christmas foods, although tradicional food is different in comparison to another lands. However the oddity can be carols by Candlelight Service during which all church is light only by candelas. 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. At the evening of Christmas Eve children hang up stockings or pillow-cases by the fire or kids’ beds. They believe that Santa put on presents in those items, not under Holidays tree like believe kids from a lots of countries. Sometimes children in United Kingdom are very caring – they leave mince crumpets and brandy for Santa Claus as a food and as a drink for the time he come to their house. Nowadays it is often non-alcoholic drink because of Father Christmas has to drive his sleigh.

The Speech of the Queen

Every year, December 25th people listen to Speech of the Queen. The idea of a Christmas message has its beginning long time before current Queen took the throne. The Speech of the Queen was a key element in the development of the BBC on beginning of activity. The first speech was in 1932 and their author was King George V. Elizabeth II in her speeches tells about important problems of UK or another countries and presents her approach. It’s good summary of events of the year and programs for the next. The Speech of the Queen is important point of every Christmas.

Every countries have own Holidays customs. The UK isn’t the exception in that respect, however many Holidays traditions are the same.