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Read and enjoy the fascinating facts on Christmas…

  1. The first ever Christmas trees were made by Germans who used dyed goose feathers to make them.
  2. Santa’s reindeers mostly are given masculine names like Cupid. Although male reindeers are known to shed their antlers off by Christmas. So the reindeers pulling Santa’s carriage are actually female.
  3. Green, red and gold are the three colors of Christmas. Green symbolizes life and reincarnation. Red depicts the blood of Christ and gold signifies light and royalty.
  4. Santa Claus is based on a real person, St. Nikolas of Myra (also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker, Bishop Saint Nicholas of Smyrna, and Nikolaos of Bari), who lived during the fourth century. Born in Patara (in modern-day Turkey), he is the world’s most popular non-Biblical saint, and artists have portrayed him more often than any other saint except Mary. He is the patron saint of banking, pirating, butchery, sailing, thievery, orphans, royalty, and New York City.
  5. Pope Julius I, bishop of Rome, declared 25th December as the official date of Jesus Christ’s birth.

    Wish you all a blessed year ahead!!!!

 

Source: http://facts.randomhistory.com/christmas-facts.html