New Year in the UK, rather, not an independent holiday, as a continuation of the Christmas holidays. New year more honored in Scotland than in England. However, in the main square of the capital going to a lot of citizens and guests of the city to the beat of the chimes of London "Big Ben" to celebrate New Year.
Christmas decoration of the house remains from Christmas. The house is certainly decorated Christmas tree and hung over the doors, sprigs of holly, mistletoe and ivy. The British first introduced the tradition of giving gifts on New year and Christmas, but because we exchange inexpensive gifts. The gifts are distributed by lottery. The British definitely give each other cards and Christmas decorations.
English, Father Christmas is called Santa Claus. Painless Claus dressed in bright red and white coat, red pants and the same hat. On the coat there is a belt with a large buckle. Walking Santa Claus with a big sack of gifts that he gives English children. Near the main tree always sits Santa Claus, which gives a lift to his knees and kids. They whisper to him their wishes, which get in the new year's eve. It is believed that the English Santa Claus moves on a donkey, so prepare the kids wooden shoes with treats for him. Bedtime English children put on the table a plate for gifts from Santa Claus.
New Year's table laden with a variety of holiday: turkey with chestnuts and fried potatoes with sauce, braised Brussels sprouts with meat pies, oat cakes round with a hole in the middle, pudding, cheese, roast goose and steaks. After all this is followed by a traditional English desserts, including apple pie, pudding, a variety of sweets and fruits. In the New Year's Eve the British prefer to drink punch.
New Year is a great holiday in our country. Everybody likes it very much. It is especially loved by little children. People do not go to work on that day, and children do not go to school. This holiday is considered to be a family holiday. It is usually celebrated at home among the members of the family.
People decorate their houses and usually have a Christmas tree w ww which stands in the corner of the room. Those Christmas tree a aa are very beautiful. The presents are usually put under these trees. Our parents prepare to this holiday well. They buy a New Year tree, decorate it, buy a lot of tasty food and drinks.
Grandfather Frost - fairy tale character, a symbol of the New Year in Russia. He came to the kids on New Year and left gifts under the Christmas tree for children who are well behaved for a year. He worked not one helped him granddaughter Snow Maiden.
At a meeting of the New Year people are going to close for the New Year table usually in the evening on December 31 of the year. Constant attribute of the New Year's table in Russia is traditionally champagne, salad "Olivier" and "Dressed Herring",mandarins. After a speech by the head of state at 0 hours 0 minutes 1 January hit chimes.