Facts about Christmas

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1. Do you know that different country has different way to call the Santa Claus?

China – Sheng Dan Lao Ren

England – Father Christmas

Brazil and Peru – Papa Noel

France – Pere Noel

Indonesia – Sinterklas


2. The common alias-name of Christmas to “Xmas” is derived from the Greek alphabet. “Chi,” the first letter of Christ’s name in the Greek alphabet, is written as “X”


3. In Germany, Christmas Eve is said to be a magical time of the year when the pure heart can hear animals talking.


4. A 2010 study on Facebook posts showed that two weeks before Christmas is the most popular time for couples to break up. Christmas Day, on the other hand, is the least favorite day for breakups.


5. The largest artificial Christmas tree measures 170.6 feet and can be found in Brazil.


6. The largest Christmas star ornament measures 103 feet and eight inches tall and can be found in India.


7. The word Noel derives from the French expression “les bonnes nouvelles” or “the good news”


8. We celebrate Christmas on December 25th because in the fourth century, Pope Julius I announced that Christ’s official birthday would be December 25th. Prior to his ruling there had been a great deal of confusion.


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