Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Fact of the Day: Puritans Hated Christmas

Puritans in America and England had once forbade Christmas on a wide-scale. Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell did so (a very unpopular move in England) considering the event as wasteful and pagan. Even attending mass was taboo. 

11 comments:

Unknown said...

Where the heck u get these random facts lol.

RaeAbigael said...

oh, that's interesting. haha

Bob Bushell said...

Long live Oliver Cromwell, oh, he's dead.

MEcoy said...

honestly i dont know them or him

Anonymous said...

And look what happened to him! He was posthumously executed (well maybe, there is some question as to whether it was actually his body).

Giga said...

Każdy powinien Świętować jak mu odpowiada. Beż nakazów i zakazów. Tak niestety nie było. Pozdrawiam.
Everyone should Celebrating how he responds. Beige and don'ts. Yes, unfortunately it was not. Yours.

Hayley said...

Hi!
Well, I dont know him at all =P

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Bah humbug to him, the scrooge :)

Christine said...

interesting!

Teddi said...

and didn't they hate halloween? i'm glad i'm not a puritan.

Funny Pets said...

Didn't knwo this! But it makes sense, they wanted things Pure