Christmas is celebrated all over the world and each country has its unique way of celebrating the festive season. England is no different and it has its own traditions and customs that make the holiday season special. In this blog, we will take a closer look at some fun facts about Christmas in England that you may not know.
Christmas pudding is a staple dessert in England during the holiday season. It is a dense, fruity cake that is usually served with brandy butter or vanilla custard. What’s interesting about this pudding is that traditionally it was made with 13 ingredients, representing Jesus and his 12 disciples.
Mistletoe is hung in doorways during Christmas in England. If two people stand under a mistletoe, it is believed to be unlucky if they do not kiss. However, the tradition started as a pagan ritual in which mistletoe was considered a symbol of fertility and was used to ward off evil spirits.
Christmas crackers are a popular way of celebrating Christmas in England. These crackers are made of cardboard tubes and contain small toys, jokes, and paper hats. When pulled apart, they make a loud cracking sound, and the contents are revealed. It is believed that crackers were first introduced in England in the 1840s by a confectioner named Tom Smith.
Christmas Day Swim
In the coastal towns of England, it is a tradition to go for a swim on Christmas Day. People gather for a festive dip in the icy water. It was said to bring good luck for the upcoming year. The most famous Christmas Day swim in England takes place at Serpentine Lake in London’s Hyde Park.
Boxing Day is celebrated on December 26th in England and it is a public holiday. It is believed that Boxing Day originated in the Middle Ages when the wealthy would box up gifts and give them to their servants and workers. That’s why it’s known as “Boxing Day.” Today it is a day to spend with family, eat leftovers, and watch sports.
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