Thursday, December 16, 2010

25 Days of Christmas: Day 16

Days till Christmas

Some interesting Christmas facts I found:

  • In 1836, Alabama became the first state in the USA to declare Christmas a legal holiday. In 1907, Oklahoma became the last USA state to declare Christmas a legal holiday.
  • An artificial spider and web are often included in the decorations on Ukrainian Christmas trees. A spider web found on Christmas morning is believed to bring good luck.

  • Taffy making on Christmas Eve was one of the most important festive traditions of the Welsh.
  • The world’s biggest Christmas tree (76 m high) was put up in America in 1950.
  • In India, they decorate banana trees at Christmas time.
  • Real Christmas trees are an all-American product, grown in all 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii.

  • Silent night" was written for a choir when the church organ broke down.
  • More than three billion Christmas cards are sent annually in the United States.
  • A traditional Christmas dinner in early England was the head of a pig prepared with mustard.
  • According to tradition, giving a lump of coal in the stockings of naughty children comes from Italy
Interesante, no?
Megs ♥

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