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CHRISTMAS IN BRITAIN

The British people  have been celebrating the Christmas season  for more than a thousand years. According to legend, King Arthur made merrie in York in 521 surrounded by "minstrels, gleemen, harpers, pipe-players, jugglers, and dancers."
           Caroling is one of the oldest customs in Great Britain, going back to the Middle Ages when beggars, needing food, money, or drink, walked around  the streets singing holiday songs.
The Christmas tree is central to England's holiday celebration ever since Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, carried the idea from his native Germany in the mid-nineteenth century. One of the

another name for Christmas pudding.The origin of its name is that it once used to contain lots of figs. Nowadays the pudding may have more raisins than figs but it still plays an important role in Christmas celebrations in Britain. Served after a huge traditional meal of turkey, sprouts,c arrots and roast potatoes, it's a rich, heavy, very fattening dessert. But Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without one.
All these are just words, though. If you want to feel the Christmas spirit in Britain, spend the  Christmas holidays there and live the real experience
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