Victorian Christmas 🎄

CHRISTMAS STORY Stir-Up Sunday:It was considered good luck for everyone to give the mixture and make a wish of their own while doing go.The precise date changes year by year as it always fall on the last Sunday before advent. Chams:Making the christmas pudding is traditions & superstitions, would be stir by everyone in the […]

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Who is Krampus? 🎅

HISTORY OF KRAMPUS The legend is part of a centuries old Christmas tradition in Germany, where Christmas celebrations begin in early December.Krampus was created as a counterpart to kindly St. Nicholas, who rewarded children with sweets. Krampus, in contrast, would swat “wicked” children and take them away to his lair.According to folklore, Krampus purportedly shows […]

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History of Christmas Tree 🎄

HISTORY In the Northern hemisphere, the shortest day and longest night of the year falls on December 21 or December 22 and is called the winter solstice. Many ancient people believed that the sun was a god and that winter came every year because the sun god had become sick and weak. They celebrated the […]

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Who is Befana? 🎅

HISTORY OF BEFANA The feast of this fairy-tale old lady, so much beloved and feared by Italian children, takes origin from the “old lady” which was burned in the squares to celebrate the end of the year, a symbol of time cycles always ending and beginning again.The Befana is also related to the mysterious rites […]

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History of Santa Claus 🎅

THE LEGEND OF SANTA CLAUS Even after the Protestant Reformation, when the veneration of saints began to be discouraged, St. Nicholas maintained a positive reputation, especially in Holland.The name Santa Claus evolved from Nick’s Dutch nickname,Sinter Klaas, a shortened form of Sint Nikolaas (Dutch for Saint Nicholas). In 1804, John Pintard, a member of the […]

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