Archive for December 14th, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Christmas (12/14)

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Christmas

Dec 14 : 11 days till Christmas

Did you know that many of our most popular Christmas traditions today date back over 4000 years?

Many of our Christmas traditions were celebrated centuries before the Christ child was born. The 12 days of Christmas, the bright fires, the yule log, the giving of gifts, carnivals(parades) with floats, carolers who sing while going from house to house, the holiday feasts, and the church processions can be traced back to the early Mesopotamians, Europeans and Romans.

Christmas is the Christian festival celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, and is a central part of the winter holiday season. Although traditionally a Christian holiday, Christmas is widely celebrated worldwide by many non-Christians.

Santa Claus, a popular mythological figure, is also an important part of the celebration and is associated with the bringing of gifts for children.

Join us for a new Did You Know holiday fact each day as we countdown to Christmas. This year Christmas Eve will be celebrated Friday December 24, Christmas Saturday December 25.

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2010 Video Advent Calendar: December 14th

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

A Holiday Video Countdown to Christmas – Day 14

"Mariah Carey – Oh Santa!"

December 14, 2010: 11 Days Till Christmas

You can check out a new holiday video each day right here or check out our Advent Calendar each day.

link: Advent Calendar on the Net

(December 14) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Halcyon Days

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Halcyon Day (12/14-28)
The seven days before and after the winter solstice are symbolized by the halcyon, a fabled bird believed in ancient times to bring calm to this tumultuous time.

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