What do you know about Holidays in United Kingdom? We present the key informations about dates of Christmas and its beginnings.
Christmas in UK – where did they come from?
The origins of Christmas stretch back thousands of years and they are connected with old celebrations round the shortest day of year. A lots of aspects of Christmas have origins in pagan culture. Traditions of Christmas reach UK too, but the way of some traditions was modified. The interesting fact is that customs are different between areas of the UK.
Holidays in UK – day by day
Holidays day in the United Kingdom is celebrated on December 25. But ealier there is an Advent – from December 1st to Christmas Eve. It is period in which popular is using of advent calendar and candles for Advent. December 24th is called Christmas Eve. People sit at the table on Christmas dinner. At midnight many Britishers go to church where is church service. The first day of Holidays, families begin from opening presents. Majority go afternoon to church and then listen to the Speech of Queen. All day pass for relax.
Second day of Holidays in United Kingdom
December 26th is Boxing Day. It’s free day in England but if it happens on a Saturday or Sunday, then free day is declared direct after Sunday. Boxing Day is time to give gifts to loved ones, buddies and other ones. History of Boxing Day started in Middle Ages. In that time priests were supposed to empty ale alms box and distribute the contents to the poor. Wealthy people, after Christmas banquets packed up the remains in boxes and distributed out to their servants. That tradition didn’t live on to nowadays but the term of Boxing Day is still in using. Christmas accesories in home can be keep until January 6th (celebration Epiphany). In British’s convictions, extension of that deadline may ended with bad luck.
Holidays is magical period in United Kingdom and everywhere. Let’s live that time with our loved ones and be happy of birth of Jesus.