Some news about Christmas in Britain

Why do we celebrate Christmas?

Every year in December we celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ. That is why we call this time of year 'Christmas' - we celebrate the 'Mass', or church service, for Christ.

Where does the word Christmas come from?

The word Christmas (or Christ's Mass) comes from the Old English name 'Cristes Maesse' - Christ's Mass - and is the celebration of the birth of Jesus.

The first recorded observance occurred in Rome in AD360

How is Christmas Celebrated in Britain?

Most people are on holiday in the UK and stay at home with their family on Christmas day, the main day for Christmas celebrations in Britain.

What day is the main Christmas celebration in Britain?

Christmas is celebrated on the 25th December, with a Christmas dinner at midday for the whole family.

How do the British prepare for Christmas?

During the weeks before Christmas Day, we send cards, watch nativity plays and go to carol services.

When is The Christmas Eve ?

The Christmas Eve goes from the 24 of December to the 6 of Jenuary

What happens on Christmas Eve in Britain?

Night time on Christmas Eve is a very exciting time for young children. It is the time when Father Christmas (Santa) comes.


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