Festivals are celebrated with lots of grandeur. If anyone wants to visit to UK it will be best if he chooses any festive time. As most of the people are Christian in UK , so Christian related festivals are celebrated mostly. Some of the important festivals in UK are –
1st January is celebrated as New Years day when people take the new year resolution, take shower in the fountains of Trafalgar square.
Good Friday is one of the important festivals in UK because it marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. After that Easter Sunday follows the resurrection of Christ. They celebrate this festival with decorating the Easter eggs and children are given confectionary which symbolizes new life.
Remembrance Day is followed on 11th November in the White hall. They observe silence for 2 minutes for the people who killed in the World War II.
The most important festival is Christmas day on 25th December when people exchange gifts of present with each other. Decorate their houses with Christmas trees, candles, lights etc. The Christmas trees symbolize the eternal life in pre- Christian times in northern Europe. They go to church for prayer.
Epiphany, the Greek term primarily denotes the festival which expresses the manifestation of Christ Gentiles in the person’s of the Magi. The feast is observed in 6th January. Twelfth night, is the festival of the ‘Three Kings’. More generally the term depicts the manifestation of god’s presence in the world.
UK people celebrate a variety of festivals through out the year. The TEFL trainees will be able to enjoy some of the festivals during their 3 weeks stay in UK.