How is Christmas celebrated in United Kingdom?

Christmas celebration

How is Christmas celebrated in United Kingdom?

Christmas celebration in UK

Not every year we can go home for Christmas. There are many Spaniards who for work reasons -in most cases-, stay in London to spend some somewhat atypical parties. In this report we explain the most significant English traditions so that you can enjoy a full-blown English Christmas party. And you know more about Christmas by reading Christmas history and quizzes about Christmas you find Christmas quiz questions on many quiz websites.

Christmas Eve - Christmas Eve (December 24)

English Christmas Eve, also known as Christmas Eve, is the day when the little ones hang their socks (or pillowcases) on the tree, at the foot of the bed or in the fireplace for Santa Claus or Father Christmas to fill them with gifts overnight. This evening is traditional to meet with family or friends, to finalize Christmas shopping or prepare gifts.

Christmas day - Christmas Day (December 25) in the UK

For the English, Christmas Day or Christmas Day is a special date that is celebrated in a family way. The children open the presents that Santa Claus has left them during the night early in the morning. Christmas food is very important and the dishes revolve around turkey and chicken. A very special tradition within the English culture are Crackers, small cardboard tubes wrapped with gift paper and which are attached. The sides of the cracker are usually pulled to discover messages or small details (a chocolate, or a joke mustache) that they contain inside.

Boxing Day (December 26) in the UK

It is one of the most historic dates for the English. It literally means "Box Day" and its roots go back to the 19th century, when servants could visit their families, loaded with gift packages (boxes or boxes) and the leftovers from the previous day's banquet. Traditionally it is a date to visit family and friends and a day of celebration, they are days of lots of beer, football matches and other traditionally English sports. If you loved sports and want to read sport quiz questions there are many sports related site where you find sports news and history.

New Year Eve New Years in UK

New Year's Eve in England does not have the same meaning in Spain as it does here: neither do they eat grapes nor do the English dress up for parties accompanied by party favors. The special day is the New Year, which is usually celebrated in a festive and family way. English tradition has it that the first person to cross the threshold of the door will mark the fate of that home for the new year. This tradition is known as the "First Step" and takes place at midnight on December 31st. This person has to bring a piece of coal, a loaf of bread and a bottle of whiskey, which he gives to the head of the household.

The food is far from resembling what can usually be found in Spanish homes. Despite the fact that English cuisine does not have a very good reputation, during these festivals the English sink their teeth into exquisite delicacies, some of them easy to cook.

Christmas Celebration

On December 25, the turkey is the main protagonist. Like roast chicken, turkey is cooked practically whole in the oven, although, to personal taste, each family makes its own variations. The famous turkey roast is served with gravy, a meat sauce that is used so much in English dishes and to which you only have to add hot water. One of the variants that was mentioned before, is related to the sauce. The cranberry sauce is a more than valid option for those with a sweet tooth, a great accompaniment to dishes with pork and turkey. Another sauce that adds extra flavor to food can be bread sauce, made with pieces of bread and milk. Red cabbage, as a vegetable seasoned with vinegar, is, in turn, very typical on Christmas Day.

Along with turkey, sausages take center stage at British Christmas. However, they do it hand in hand with the bacon, in a dish that, far from appearing on the diet lists, does not disappoint in taste and texture. In simplicity there is often good taste and the sausages, accompanied by bacon, manage to play their role as secondary characters in a play where Turkey is the main actor.

All leftover food is usually eaten in the days after Christmas. The cold turkey constitutes, in this way, a more than appetizing base to make sandwiches at lunch time.

English Christmas desserts

The Christmas Pudding is one of the most famous desserts in the UK during these dates. However, its preparation takes place at least a month before Christmas, so that the ingredients are stored. In the past, in addition, a six pence silver coin was inserted into it, with the aim of wishing luck to the lucky person who found it. However, the tradition has been replaced by a normal five pence. This dessert is eaten at Christmas dinner, flambéed with brandy and served with cream or butter. In your iinside.

Boxing Day (December 26) in the UK

It is one of the most historic dates for the English. It literally means "Box Day" and its roots go back to the 19th century, when servants could visit their families, loaded with gift packages (boxes or boxes) and the leftovers from the previous day's banquet. Traditionally it is a date to visit family and friends and a day of celebration, they are days of lots of beer, football matches and other traditionally English sports.

New Year Eve New Years in UK

New Year's Eve in England does not have the same meaning in Spain as it does here: neither do they eat grapes nor do the English dress up for parties accompanied by party favors. The special day is the New Year, which is usually celebrated in a festive and family way. English tradition has it that the first person to cross the threshold of the door will mark the fate of that home for the new year. This tradition is known as the "First Step" and takes place at midnight on December 31st. This person has to bring a piece of coal, a loaf of bread and a bottle of whiskey, which he gives to the head of the household.

The food is far from resembling what can usually be found in Spanish homes. Despite the fact that English cuisine does not have a very good reputation, during these festivals the English sink their teeth into exquisite delicacies, some of them easy to cook.

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