FAQ About Christmas
- Christmas trees were first used by ancient Egyptians and Romans.
- Santa Claus was known as Sinterklaas in Dutch.
- Christmas cakes are not really plum cakes.
- Alabama was the first state in the US to have recognised Christmas as an official holiday!
- The Christmas wreath is a symbol of love and eternal life.
Legend has it that the three kings took twelve days to travel to the birthplace of baby Jesus, hence the holidays of Christmas are known as 12 days of Christmas.
The character of Santa Claus is based on St. Nicholas. As per a legend, St. Nicholas was a Christian bishop. He also loved children and enjoyed giving gifts to them secretly. As his story spread, he was called Sinterklaas in Dutch, which later became Santa Claus.
The first believes that the wreath originated in ancient Greece and Rome, where members of the Greco-Roman society would hand-craft ring-shaped decorations called “coronas” from fresh leaves, branches, twigs, fruits and flowers, before hanging them on their door as a symbol of victory.