Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Christmas A Short History From Solstice To Santa By Andy Thomas



Christmas A Short History From Solstice To Santa By Andy Thomas from Quarto Knows. Have you ever wondered where Christmas comes from? Or why and how it has been celebrated throughout the centuries? This book takes you on an intriguing and entertaining journey through its social history.
Learn about the: astrological associations, the symbolism of the Nativity, excesses of the Roman festival of Saturnalia, Puritan ban of Christmas, Victorian-era revival
introduction and rise of gift-giving, origins and developments of Father Christmas,
food and traditions from around the world, history of its storiessongs, and symbols.



My Opinion: This book taught me things I did not know about the history of Christmas including mistletoe used for infertility and poisonings which the ancient druids believed. Christmas desserts around the world include Israel is jelly doughnuts served hot. Demark is rice pudding and more.


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