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:

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very interesting. This is something I did not know!

Miu said...

Thanks for stopping by :)

Pat Hatt said...

If all else fails, combine the 2

Optimistic Existentialist said...

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

Margaret D said...

A fact of part of Christmas.

Christine said...

Interesting.

Karen Baldwin said...

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

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

Debra She Who Seeks said...

O noble steed!

Sharon said...

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

Kati said...

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

Have a great day,
-Kati

stephen Hayes said...

Very interesting. I didn't know this.

Julie Ann Lozada said...

thanks for sharing. :)

It’s a GIRL Thing

Sam said...

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

Dana said...

Interesting!

Unknown said...

regards from Vienna!

Bersercules said...

Merry Weihnachten day!

FilipBlog said...

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

Greetings,
Filip

Anna-Alina said...

Like this pic and fact!

Kay said...

You come up with the most interesting facts, Adam.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

That's an interesting one

Linda said...

Love this one, Adam.

Theresa Mahoney said...

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!

Joy said...

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