What do you know about Holidays in United Kingdom? We present the key facts about dates of Holidays and its beginnings.
Christmas in UK – beginnings
The origins of Christmas started back thousands of years and they are connected with prehistoric ceremonies round the midwinter solstice. Many aspects of Christmas derived from pagan. Customs of Christmas reach United Kingdom too, but the way of some custom was modified. The interesting fact is that customs differ between regions of the UK.
Christmas in United Kingdom – day by day
Holidays day in the United Kingdom is on December 25. However ealier there is an Advent – from December 1st to December 24th. It’s time in which practice is using of calendar for Advent and advent candles. 24th day of December is called Christmas Eve. People spend evening on Christmas dinner. At 12 a.m. a lots of people walk to church where take place religious service. December 25th, families begin from unpacking presents. Majority go that day to church and then watch the Speech of Queen. All day pass for relax.
Boxing Day in United Kingdom
December 26th is called Boxing Day. It is bank holiday in England however if it will be during a weekend, then free day is declared on Monday. Boxing Day is time to give gifts to family, buddies and another ones. Beginning of Boxing Day come from medieval times. Then priests were supposed to empty ale box for alms and give the gifs to the poor. Rich people, after Christmas banquets take the remains in boxes and distributed out to their minions. That tradition didn’t live on to nowadays but the term of Boxing Day is constantly in using. Holidays decoratives in home should be hidden until January 6th (celebration Epiphany). In British’s beliefs, noncompliance of that deadline can ended with bad luck.
Holidays is amazing time in UK and all over the world. Let’s live that time with family and be happy of birth of Jesus.