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Christmas in UK

Christmas in UK includes the beautiful Christmas music, decorated Christmas Trees and their evergreen branches. In UK the gift giver is called Father Christmas and who wears a long red or green robe and carries gifts in stockings on Christmas Eve but the gifts are not usually opened until the following afternoon.
Christmas in UK begins at Advent. People make holly wreaths with three pink, one white and one purple candle. Shopping for Christmas decorations starts from mid-November for much Christmas enthusiastic people.

In England the day after Christmas is called Boxing Day, as on this day young boys used to go around on this day collecting money in clay boxes. And the boxes were smashed open, when they were full. The Boxing Day is still celebrated in the UK with lot of enthusiasm.

Christmas Decorations in England

Christmas decorations are spread all over Britain with most public places such as departmental stores, gift shops, town halls and restaurants decorated beautifully with electric lights and festoons for the occasion. Churches and Cathedrals all over the country carry on masses. Many people attend the Midnight Mass on christmas Eve or a service on Christmas morning. In England the beautiful Christmas Trees are an essential part of traditional Christmas decorations.

Christmas decorations in England are incomplete without these beautifully decorated Christmas trees. In England, the decorating of Christmas trees has been widely popular since around the 1850s when Prince Albert decorated a Christmas tree in Windsor Castle for his wife Queen Victoria and their children. In modern times, the Christmas decorative items last until 6 January i.e. Epiphany. It is considered bad luck to have these decorative items at home even after this date.