INDEX-What is Christmas?-How is Christmas celebrated in the UK?-When is Christmas celebrated in the UK?-How do the British prepare for Christmas?-History of British Christmas. Customs andtraditions.-What is Boxing Day?-The Christmas tree.-Photos.-Credits.
What is Christmas?-Christmas is the time when Christians aroundthe wolrd celebrate the birth of Jesus.It is called this way because, we celebrateMass, that means Church service, for Christ.
HOW IS THE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATED IN UK?- Christmas is a truly magical season, bringingfamilies and friends together to share the muchloved customs and traditions which have beenaround for centuries.
What day is the main Christmas celebration in UK?-Like in Spain Christmas is celebrated on the 25th December, with a Christmas meal at midday for the whole family.
How do the British prepare for Christmas? - During the weeks before Christmas Day, theysend cards, watch nativity plays and they go tochurch services.-They also put, Christmas decorations in theirhomes and in some Churches.
History of British Christmas Customs and Traditions- Many of their Christmas customs began longbefore Jesus was born. Long time ago, peoplehad mid-winter festivals where their ceremonieswould give the sun back its power.The romans had the festivals of Saturnalia.All these factors influenced Christmasnowadays.
What is Boxing Day?It is the day after Christmas. Its called BoxingDay, because boys used to go round collectingmoney in clay boxes. When the boxes wherefull, they broke them open.On Boxing Day people usually go shopping.
The Christmas TreeThe Christmas tree is central to English holidaycelebrations. It became important when QueenVictorias husband,brought the tradition to theRoyal Family.Some other traditions are the mixture ofevergreens and the mistletoe.