Blogmas week 2: Did you know?

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Did you know that Americans purchase approximately 1.6 billion Christmas cards every year? Well, I bet some of you didn’t but don’t worry you are not alone, I too didn’t know until a few days ago when I was doing my research. Do you realize that we are only two weeks away from Christmas? I can’t believe it, but I am so excited. I hope you already have your plans for this holiday festive if not check out some tips over here. Other than that, I have already finished my own planning and guess what, I am at home and I wouldn’t be happier to be here with my family.

For today’s post, I will be sharing with you 15 interesting facts about Christmas, here we go:

  1. Did you know that the ‘X’ in Xmas is a Greek abbreviation for Christ?
  2. Did you know that Santa Claus has different names in different countries: Sheng Dan Lao Ren in China, Father Christmas in England, Papa Noel in Brazil and Peru, and Pere Noel in France?
  3. Did you know that Santa would have to visit 822 homes per second to deliver presents to everybody’s home on this planet, travelling at 650 miles a second?
  4. Did you know 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? According to a 2010 study conducted on Facebook.
  5. Did you know that Americans purchase approximately to 1.6 billion Christmas cards every year? So, you might as well consider venturing in that type of business.
  6. Did you know that the most expensively dressed Christmas tree was valued at $11,026,900 and was displayed by the Emirates Palace in the United Arab Emirates last year?
  7. Did you know that Black Friday is not the busiest shopping day of the year? The two days before Christmas are.
  8. Did you know that it is sort of tradition to eat at KFC for Christmas in Japan? Orders have to be placed two months in advance.
  9. Did you know the reason why we give gifts during Christmas? It is to symbolize the presents given to Baby Jesus by the three wise men who came to visit him.
  10. Did you know that December 25th was chosen because it coincided with the ancient pagan festival saturnalia? This festival involved partying, gambling, and gift giving to celebrate the agricultural god Saturn.
  11. Did you know that “Jingle bells” was originally supposed to be a thanksgiving song?
  12. Did you know that Mariah Carey’s song “All I want for Christmas is you” is considered to be the most popular Christmas song now.
  13. Did you know that the word Noel comes from the French expression “les bonnes Nouvelles” which means “the good news”?
  14. Did you know that Christmas was not an official holiday in America until 1870?
  15. Did you know that a large part of Sweden’s population watches Donald Duck cartoons every Christmas Eve since 1960?

Did you know?
Have a productive week ahead,
Sending sunshine on your way.

References
https://www.berries.com/blog/45-fun-christmas-facts
https://news.abs-cbn.com/lifestyle/12/06/11/18-interesting-facts-about-christmas
https://www.etonline.com/news/155454_31_facts_you_didn_t_know_about_christmas
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/52-christmas-facts-you-never-11734625
http://thefw.com/christmas-facts/
https://list25.com/25-bizarre-interesting-facts-christmas/2/

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6 thoughts on “Blogmas week 2: Did you know?

  1. Wow! These are some really fun Christmas facts. I didn’t know people ate at KFC in Japan on Christmas! That sounds so delicious and so fun. I would rather go out to dinner on Christmas than tay home and cook. Merry Christmas!

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    1. theaestheticsvida

      I know right? So fun and amazing. Thank you for taking your time to read Beckie😊 Merry Christamas to you too and your family, have an amazing time❤❤🌹

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