What do you know about Holidays in UK? We present the most important informations about dates of Holidays and its history.
Holidays in United Kingdom – where did they come from?
The beginnigs of Christmas started back thousands of years and they are connected with old celebrations round the shortest day of year. A lots of aspects of Holidays have pagan origins. Traditions of Christmas come to UK too, but the form of some custom was changed. The oddity is that customs are different between regions of the UK.
Holidays in UK – period of celebrating
Holidays day in the United Kingdom is on December 25. However before that there is an Advent – from December 1st to Christmas Eve. It is period in which popular is using of calendar for Advent and advent candles. 24th day of December is Christmas Eve. All families spend evening on Christmas dinner. At midnight many people go to church where take place religious service. December 25th, people begin from opening gifts. Most of people walk that day to church and next watch the Queen’s Speech. That day pass for rest.
Boxing Day in United Kingdom
Day after Christmas is Boxing Day. It’s free day in UK however if it will be during a weekend, then free day is declared on Monday. Boxing Day is time to give presents to loved ones, friends and other people. Beginning of second day of Christmas started in Middle Ages. Then priests were supposed to open ale alms box and give the bounties to indigents. Wealthy people, after Christmas banquets take the remains in boxes and gave out to their servants. Mentioned tradition didn’t live on to nowadays however the name of Boxing Day is constantly use. Christmas decoratives in house can be keep until January 6th (celebration Epiphany). In Britishers’ convictions, noncompliance of that date can entrailed with bad luck.
Holidays is amazing period in UK and all over the world. Try to live that time with family and be glad of Jesus’s birth.