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17 interesting facts about Christmas

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Interesting Facts about Christmas
Did you know that the other countries have their own version name on Santa Claus?
in China they called it Sheng Dan Lao Ren, In England they called it Father, In Peru and Brazil they called it Papa noel, and lastly in France they called it Pere Noel

What is the origin of the world "Christmas"?
- The word "Christmas" comes from the Old English name "Christes Maesse," which means "Christ's Mass."

Here are the most interesting facts about Christmas.

  1. Before Western Christians decided on December 25 to celebrate the birth of Jesus, it proposed several dates: January 2, March 21, March 25, April 18, April 19, May 20, May 28, and November 20.

  2. In Germany, it says Christmas Eve to be a magical time of the year when the pure in heart can hear animals talking.

  3. They base Santa Claus on an actual person, St. Nicolas of Myra, the world's most popular non-biblical saint.

  4. Santa Claus has different names in different countries: Sheng Dan Lao Ren in China, Father Christmas in England, Papa Noel in Brazil and Peru, and Pere Noel in France.

  5. Santa Claus's sleigh is led by nine reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer. Norwegian scientists have hypothesized that Rudolph's red nose may be the result of a parasitic infection of his respiratory system.

  6. Germans made the first artificial Christmas trees, which are made of dyed goose feathers.

  7. The earliest known Christmas tree decorations were apples.

  8. A 2010 study on Facebook posts showed that two weeks before Christmas is the most popular time for couples to break up. Christmas Day, on the other hand, is the least favorite day for breakups.

  9. There are 364 gifts in the popular holiday carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas."

  10. The two biggest selling Christmas songs are "White Christmas" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

  11. The smallest Christmas card was made by scientists at the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom in 2010. At only 200 x 290 micrometers in size, 8,276 of these cards would fit in one postage stamp.

  12. The most expensively dressed Christmas tree was valued at $11,026,900 and was displayed by the Emirates Palace in the United Arab Emirates last year.

  13. The largest artificial Christmas tree measures 170.6 feet and can be found in Brazil.

  14. The largest Christmas star ornament measures 103 feet and eight inches tall and can be found in India.

  15. The common abbreviation of Christmas to "Xmas" is derived from the Greek alphabet. "Chi," the first letter of Christ's name in the Greek alphabet, is written as "X."

    Bonus Facts
    Here in Philippines
    Philippines is the country has longest Christmas Celebrations

    Filipinos welcome the season uniquely with different flavors and traditions that make Christmas extra special. The midnight mass or Simbang Gabi or Misa de Gallo is one of the practices most commonly observed during the season. ... Noticeably, almost every Filipino family makes it a point to come home for Christmas..

    Merry Christmas Everyone <3

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