Hanging stockings, making cakes, Christmas carols are the known things of Christmas. We all think that we know all traditions and facts related to Christmas. Actually we are wrong, as there are many unknown Christmas facts. Interested to know few of them?
Here Goes the Top 10 Christmas Facts That You Were Not Aware of
1. Did you know that the Germans were the first to make the artificial Christmas tree, which was made out of dyed goose feathers?
2. Are you aware that each year more than 3 billion Christmas cards are delivered only in the U.S.?
3. In A.D. 350, Pope Julius I, bishop of Rome, officially announced December 25 the date for birthday of Christ.
4. Green, Red and Gold are the traditional three colors of Christmas. Green symbolizes life and rebirth; red symbolizes the blood of Christ, and gold is for light as well as wealth and royalty.
5. Did you know that the world’s largest Christmas stocking measured: 106 feet and 9 inches (32.56 m) long and 49 feet and 1 inch (14.97 m) wide? The weight was like five reindeer and it held almost 1,000 presents. The stockings was made by the Childrens’ Society in London on December 14, 2007
6. Since 1850 the U.S. is selling Christmas trees and we believe that it will continue till never-ending time.
7. In 1907 Oklahoma was the last U.S. state to declare Christmas as a legal Holiday.
8. Did you know that Santa Claus is based on a real person, who was named St. Nikolas of Myra (also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker, Bishop Saint Nicholas of Smyrna, and Nikolaos of Bari)? He lived during the fourth century and was born in Patara (in modern-day Turkey). He is the world’s most popular non-Biblical saint.
9. The U.S. has more than 21,000 Christmas tree farms . In 2008, around 45 million Christmas trees were planted, adding to the existing 400 million trees.
10. Do you know who first decorated the Christmas tree? The Protestant reformer Martin Luther (1483-1546) is believed to have decorated the Christmas tree before anyone else. Inspired by the stars shining within the fir tree he did the decoration. He decorated the first tree with candles.
Here are the top 10 Christmas facts that you were not aware of. Wish you all Merry Christmas!