British Christmas Pouzar&Holíková. Before Christmas They have advent as we do Advent calendars (chocolate mostly) Advent wreath with 4 candles

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  • British Christmas Pouzar&Holkov
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  • Before Christmas They have advent as we do Advent calendars (chocolate mostly) Advent wreath with 4 candles
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  • Christmas Eve (24th December) Singing carols Midnight Mass Going to pub Less emphasis than in other EU countries At night Santa/father Christmas comes with presents, which are opened in the morning Refreshments are left for Santa/Father Christmas
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  • Christmas Eve
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  • Christmas Day (25th December) FOOOOD, LOTS OF FOOOD
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  • Christmas Day Facts 1647-1660 banned (Cromwell) A law from 15th century that makes going to church and going on foot compulsory Research facts: Getting up at 8am, opening presents 8:19, 8:39 chocolate, 9:02 breakfast, 13% attend church, 11:48 first alcohol, 27% watch queens speech, 3:24 dinner of which 85% is turkey, 5pm mostly dads fall asleep, 5:46 board games start to be played, 11:39 lights out 38% consider Christmas to be family celebration
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  • FOOD Historically: goose club (saving for christmas goose/turkey Over time turkey became most popular Christmas pudding Christmas cake Mince pie
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  • Boxing day (26th December) The day we give gifts to our friends, servants, employees etc. (everybody but family)
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  • New Year (31st December) Fireworks are not especially popular, or at least untill recent days (due to Bonfire night Guy Fawkes) People open the back door to make the old year leave Dark haired man carries salt, bread and cole through the front door
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