Christmas in UK
Celebrations of Christmas in UK trace its origin in AD 596, when
St Augustine landed on the shores of England with the monks who
wanted to bring Christianity to the Anglo Saxons.
Like the rest of the world,
the people in UK enjoy beautiful Christmas music. Christmas Trees
are decorated and are lit glowing and glittering. One aspect of
UK’s Christmas traditions is mummering. In the Middle Ages,
people called mummers put on masks and acted out Christmas plays.
These plays are still enacted in towns and villages throughout
UK. The Christmas dinner was usually taken at Midday on December
25, during daylight.
The tradition gift giver in
England is Father Christmas. He wears a long red or green robe,
and leaves presents in stockings on Christmas Eve. However, the
gifts are usually opened in the following afternoon. Father Christmas
delivers them during the night before Christmas. The Children
leave an empty stocking or pillowcase hanging at the end of the
bed. In the morning they hope it will be full of presents.
The day after Christmas is
known as Boxing Day in UK. This is due to the fact that boys used
to go round collecting money in clay boxes. When the boxes were
full, they broke them open.