Festival is a medium of delight that unleash the jovial within you and you will find it as a source of bliss, cheer and a change from routine. It gives us a diversion from our hectic routine of life and motivates us to recollect some special moments in life. Three major events like Christmas, Easter and Valentine’s Day are celebrated throughout the world with zealous spirit.
But have you ever thought that how these traditions started? And what about some other things we embrace at these events? To overcome your curiosity, I have compiled some interesting fun facts about Christmas, Easter and Valentine’s Day that you should know.
- Santa Claus is known figure in all over the world that is related to Christmas. Other famous figures associated with Christmas are Saint Nicolas and the Father Christmas.
- In previous centuries, telling scary ghost stories on Christmas Eve was a tradition that has ended up in the past century.
- Fried fish, spinach and lettuce are the traditional Christmas Eve meals in Armenia.
- James Pierpont composed “Jingle Bells” in 1857, which is the famous Christmas song. The purpose of writing the song was Thanksgiving and was called, “One Horse Open Sleigh”.
- The first Christmas tree was not a tree in real. It was artificially created with goose feathers that were dyed.
- Christmas trees are also said to be Yule trees.
- Japanese people eat their Christmas dinner at KFC because 40 years ago, they made the successful campaign. KFC is much famous that people place their orders 2 months in advance before Christmas.
- It is believed that Santa will bring gifts to good boys and girls on the night before Christmas (24 December).
- In “XMAS”, the letter X is Greek letter and is the abbreviation for Christ.
- In 1882, Christmas electric lights were invented by Edward Johnson.
- Catholic Church once banned the tradition of giving gifts because it was believed that the activity of giving gifts was related to paganism.
- Children put out their stockings at Christmas in North America. Their Dutch counterparts use shoes.
- The gold enfolded chocolate coins memorialize St Nicholas who gave the bags full of gold coins to the needy people.
- There are different names for Santa. In Germany, people call him Kris Kringle. In Italy, he is known to be as Le Bafana and in France, people call him Pere Noel.
- Approximately 60 million Christmas trees are grown in Europe every year.