8 Facts We Bet You Didn’t Know About Christmas

Jingle all the way! With the onset of Christmas, world’s most awaited season, everyone hymns jingles and smiles along. Whether it’s waiting for the Santa or leaving the stockings out of the window, we have indulged in the little joyful traditions since a week. While lighting up your Xmas tree, have you ever wondered about the deeper side of this festival?

Here are some unknown facts about Christmas that you must read and proudly share on that special feast.

1. Several dates were proposed for Christmas: January 2, March 21, March 25, April 18 and November 20 but December 25 was finalized by the Western Christians majority.

Christmas calendar

2. Santa Claus is known by different names across the globe: Le Befana in Italy, Pere Noel in Belgium, Jultomten (Christmas Brownie) in Sweden, and Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost) in Russia.

Santa Claus

3. Many Astronomers think that the Star of Bethlehem, which guided the wise men to Lord Jesus, was probably a comet or the planet Uranus.

Star of Bethlehem

4. When Gemini 6 astronauts- Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra sang ‘Jingle Bells’ in 1965, it became the first song to be broadcasted from space.

Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra

5. The tradition of kissing under Mistletoe hails from England. People were required to pluck a berry from the sprig of Mistletoe before kissing but when all the berries are gone, there could be no more kissing.

Mistletoe Kiss

6. In the Czech Republic, people enjoy the cuisines of fish, egg and soup. Also, the number of people at dining table should be even, or the one without a companion might die next year.

Czech Republic

7. There are 13 Santa in Iceland, and each leaves a present for the kids. They come down from the hill one after the other, starting from December12 and have names like Door Sniffer, Spoon Licker and Meat Hook.

13 Santas of Iceland

8. Norway gifts a Christmas tree to England every year as a symbol of thanks for their support during World War II.

Norwegian Christmas Tree

After reading such interesting facts, we’re pretty sure you are even more excited for Christmas.

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