Holidays Around the World: UK

Our look next stop at Epcot’s Holidays Around the World is the United Kingdom.

Many of the Christmas traditions used around the world originated in the countries of the UK: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Well-known Christmas carols like “Deck the Halls” were first sung in the UK. The tradition of Christmas cards began here. And the hanging of mistletoe is one of their oldest and most popular traditions.

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Also Boxing Day is celebrated in the UK December 26th. It is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a “Christmas box”, from their bosses or employers. Today it is observed in the United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago and other Commonwealth nations.

Happy Christmas!

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