Monday, December 16, 2013

Fact of the Day: Weihnachten

While Yule or Yuletide is generally synonymous with Christmas, it was originally a separate religious winter festival celebrated by people of the Germanic regions. The traditions of Yuletide was absorbed into Christmas after Christianity became the most common faith in the area. 

24 comments:

  1. Very interesting. This is something I did not know!

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  2. If all else fails, combine the 2

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  3. Interesting. A nice Christmas fact. You could probably entertain us with Christmas facts for the next 9 days :)

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  4. It seems the only original part of Christmas is Christ. I do love all the blended traditions.

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  5. I haven't heard about Yuletide before . Interesting fact. Kisses.9

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  6. In Norwegian it's Jul and in Dutch it's Kerstmis!

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  7. I think the Christian religion actually took lots of traditions from other religions and just made it Christian.

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  8. Very interesting. I didn't know this.

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  9. Didn't know that, does this mean Santa Clause lives in Germany?

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  10. Funny you start with a German title, enjoy the Christmas period.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  11. You come up with the most interesting facts, Adam.

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  12. I agree with the other poster about the blended traditions. It does seem like there are many traditions that were absorbed into the Christmas holiday!

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  13. Yes, true. That is why many celebrate yule than the birth of Jesus Christ

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