Christmas Facts

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Christmas Facts

Danny Martinez, Contributor

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Christmas, is a Christian holiday honoring the birth of Jesus and has evolved into a worldwide religious holiday.  Each year, 30-35 million real Christmas trees are sold in the united states alone.  There are 21,000 Christmas trees growers in the United States, and trees usually grow for about fifteen years before they are sold.

 

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  • In the Middle Ages, Christmas celebrations were rowdy and raucous.
  • From 1659 to 1681, the celebration of Christmas was outlawed in Boston, and law-breakers were fined five shillings.
  • Christmas was declared a federal holiday in the United States on June 26, 1870.

December 25 has become widely accepted as the date of Jesus’ birth.        pc:google

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