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10 Fun Facts About Christmas


Christmas is celebrated on December 25th by people all over the world.  For some it's more of a religious thing, for some, it's all about giving and enjoying time with family and friends.  However you celebrate Christmas is your business, but we wanted to share some fun facts about the upcoming holiday.  Here are 10 Fun Facts About Christmas.

 

1.) Rudolph, “the most famous reindeer of all,” was the product of Robert L. May’s imagination in 1939. The copywriter wrote a poem about the reindeer to help lure customers into the Montgomery Ward department store.

2.) In the Middle Ages, Christmas celebrations were rowdy and raucous—a lot like today’s Mardi Gras parties.

3.) Christmas was declared a federal holiday in the United States on June 26, 1870.

4.) Today, in the Greek and Russian orthodox churches, Christmas is celebrated 13 to 14 days after the 25th. This is because Western churches use the Gregorian Calendar, while Eastern Churches use the Julian Calendar.

5.) Each year, 30-35 million real Christmas trees are sold in the United States alone. There are 21,000 Christmas tree growers in the United States, and trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold.

6.) When Christmas was cancelled: From 1659 to 1681, the celebration of Christmas was outlawed in Boston, and law-breakers were fined five shillings.

7.) The first eggnog made in the United States was consumed in Captain John Smith’s 1607 Jamestown settlement.

8.) The Salvation Army has been sending Santa Claus-clad donation collectors into the streets since the 1890s.

9.) Construction workers started the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree tradition in 1931.

10.) Each year, 30-35 million real Christmas trees are sold in the United States alone. There are 21,000 Christmas tree growers in the United States, and trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold.

 

Source:

https://www.history.com/topics/christmas/history-of-christmas By Dillon Landfried - Dec 18, 2019

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