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The bright holiday of the Nativity of Christ is celebrated in the UK, as well as almost all over the world, on December 25. Christmas until the middle of the 4th century could be celebrated in Europe on any day between the beginning of January and the end of September. Pope Julius I was the first to define December 25th as the actual date of Christ's birth.
Christmas tree-it is decorated with garlands, tinsel, balls; the traditional colors are red, green and gold.
Four weeks before Christmas, believers bring home a special wreath – Advent Wreath with candles of special significance
In Britain Santa Claus calls Father Christmas. The night before Christmas he comes to children to give some presents.
But these days, American Santa Claus has become more popular. By the way, he original costume Santa Claus was green. It became red in the 930s thanks to the Coca-Cola company.
The main dish of the English Christmas table is turkey with gooseberry or cranberry sauce. About the Christmas turkey they say: "the bigger the better"
Pudding is prepared by the whole family. When cooking, each member of the family made a wish.
Christmas Pudding Superstitions
It is said that finding a silver coin in Christmas pudding brings wealth, health and happiness.
It is believed that if a single person finds a ring he or she will get married within a year.
On the contrary, finding a button predicts that a single man remains a bachelor and a thimble means that a lady remains a spinster.
For a lot of people, Christmas is the most awaited time of the year. They have the family dinner on the eve of the holiday (Christmas Eve), which occurs on December 24th. The whole family gathers together. They give presents to one another. Traditional dishes are turkey, baked ham, and all kinds of side dishes.
Everyone takes one piece of paper out of the hat, i.e. a lot is held to determine who gives the gift to whom. At the same time, the name of "Santa" remains a secret for what the present receives.
Kissing under mistletoe
The custom of kissing under Mistletoe seems to comes from England and become a common and widely used tradition in the Western world.
In the United States, it is customary to decorate houses inside and out. A cozy festive atmosphere is created on the streets.
Traditionally they hang up stockings on the fireplace. It is believed that Santa Claus always puts gifts in them
Rudolph and the other reindeers
The eight reindeer who pull Santa's sleigh together with Rudolph got their names from a famous poem. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, was invented as a marketing trick to get children to buy coloring books
6. How does Santa Claus enter the houses to give children Christmas presents?
Through the chimney.
8.What do people usually put on the top of the Christmas tree in Great Britain? And in the United States?
I can dance very well.
She should dress warmer. It’s so cold!
Shh! It might be a Santa!
Could you turn the light off, please?
We must respect our parents.
May I borrow your car for a weekend, please?