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Sunday, 24 December 2017

8 Interesting Facts You Don't Know About Christmas

These are 8 interesting facts you probably don't know about Christmas

1. “Jingle Bells” was originally supposed to be a Thanksgiving song.

2. “Silent Night” is the most recorded Christmas song in history, with over 733 different versions copyrighted since 1978.

3. Christmas supposedly marks the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25. But there is no mention of December 25 in the Bible and most historians actually believe he was born in the spring.

4. A law in Britain to this day forbids you from not visiting church on Christmas day. And you cannot visit the church on a vehicle. However, this law is just sitting on a piece of paper and is not followed actually.

5. Other names of Christmas from the old times include – ‘Midwinter’, ‘Nativity’ and ‘Yule’.

6. The ‘X’ in X-Mas, as we all use today, comes from the Greek meaning of ‘X’ i.e. Christ.

7. The Friday and Saturday before Christmas are the busiest shopping days and not the Black Friday.

8. Christmas is celebrated to represent the ‘spirit of giving’ which is why so many gifts are exchanged on the occasion. It is also important to remember and help people that are less fortunate than us.

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