Although, Christmas is celebrated all over the world but every country has certain special traditions and things that make it a perfect native celebration. It reminds us that Christmas isn’t all about material goods and black Friday sales. Here, we are talking about various British celebration traditions that make it an altogether different experience. If you are interested in celebrating your Christmas in the British style manner, you need to follow these special tips as mentioned below:
Hanging stockings at the end of the bed- British tradition does not allow stockings to be hanged above the fireplace but they are usually hanged at the end of the children bed where they are believed to be filled with Christmas gifts UK online or offline by Santa Claus in various parts of the UK.
Writing Christmas letters for the Santa- It is a very common British tradition where school age children write letters to Santa Claus who bring Christmas gifts for the people of UK and other countries. However, these letters are not sent to post but are instead tossed into the fireplace so that the ashes can fly up into the chimney along with the smoke and Father Christmas can read the smoke.
Pulling up the crackers- In UK, crackers are referred to the paper tubes that are covered in foil and are twisted at both ends. It is a kind of large sweet which has hidden treasures inside it. Each person crosses their arm and then hold the cracker with their right hand and pulls up their neighbour’s cracker with their left hand. The cracker explodes with a pop sound and the contents inside are spilt out.
Donning the Christmas crown on their head- Britons believe that everyone is a king on the special day of Christmas. They make paper crowns from tissue paper and unfold them into an actual crown which is happily worn by adults and children on their head. This wonderful tradition was added to the Christmas celebration way back in the early 1900s.
Organising the mid-day dinner for the guests and family members- Christmas dinner in the UK is similar to that of the US which consists of a roast turkey, goose or chicken and trimmings. Along, with these food items, a speciality item such as parsnip which is similar to carrot and Yorkshire Pudding are added to the dinner table. It is an extraordinary dinner table which is especially laid for the auspicious occasion of Christmas.
Offering Wassail to the people- The word “wassail” literally means “good health” or to “be healthy” and it comprises of a hot, mulled drink. You can easily serve it in many ways such as a hot cider and can also be made with a base of wine. It was originally topped with the slices of toast as sops (piece of bread to soak up the liquid.)
So, it is time to celebrate Christmas in a unique manner by following these British celebration tips and send amazing Christmas gifts to UK for your loved ones for the perfect celebration of the special occasion.