The history of Christmas (King)
Terms in this set (18)
Bc the worst was over
Middle of winter has lots of celebrations
Norse celebrated yule from dec. 21 the winter solstice through jan
Fathers and sun would bring home this in return of the sun. Would feast until they burned out
Roman holiday in honor of saturn the god of agriculture. Was a month long party
Feast for the children of rome
Birth of mithra
God of uncongerable sun. The most sacred day of the year for romans
Church officials made birth of Jesus a holiday. Some think he was born in spring
Pope julius 1
Chose dec 25 to absorb traditions of the pagan saturnalia festival.
Feast of nativity
Staurnalia festival/Christmas first called
Greek and russians orthodoxy called Christmas
A Christmas carol.. caused Americans to look back at catholic and episcopalian churches to see how to celebrate Christmas
First eggnog made in the us was consumed in
Joel r poinsett
An American minister to mexico, poinsettia plants are named after him
Robert l mays
Rudolph cane from his imagination in 1939
Born in 4th century known for "sell what you own and give the money to the poor"
Anglo Saxon word for "poop on a stick" (no, I am not making this up).
Group that outlawed Christmas
Famous 19th century cartoonist who gave us images of Reconstruction & our current image of Christmas.