What do we know about Christmas in United Kingdom? We sum up the most important informations about time of Holidays and its history.
Holidays in UK – how it started?
The beginnigs of Christmas started back thousands of years and they are connected with prehistoric ceremonies round the midwinter solstice. A lots of aspects of Christmas derived from pagan. Traditions of Holidays come to United Kingdom too, however the way of some traditions was modified. The oddity is that traditions are different between areas of the United Kingdom.
Christmas in United Kingdom – more than a few days
Holidays day in the UK is on December 25. However ealier there is an Advent – from December 1st through December 24th. It is period in which practice is using of advent calendar and candles for Advent. December 24th is Christmas Eve. All families spend evening on Christmas dinner. At midnight many Britishers go to church where is church service. The first day of Christmas, families started from unpacking gifts. Most of people go that day to church and then watch the Speech of Queen. All day is spend for rest.
Boxing Day in United Kingdom
December 26th is called Boxing Day. It is free day in England however if it happens during a Saturday or Sunday, then bank holiday is provided on first day of next week. Boxing Day is time to give presents to loved ones, buddies and other ones. Beginning of Boxing Day come from medieval times. In that time priests were supposed to empty ale alms box and give the bounties to the poor. Wealthy people, after Christmas feasts packed up the remains in boxes and distributed out to their servants. Mentioned custom did not live on to nowadays however the name of Boxing Day is constantly use. Christmas accesories in house can be keep until January 6th (the day of Epiphany). In Britishers’ convictions, noncompliance of that date may entrailed with bad luck.
Holidays is amazing period in UK and in the other areas of world. Let’s live that time with our loved ones and be glad of birth of Jesus.