Do you wear red or green as a way of celebrating the Christmas season? It's a wonderful Christmas tradition, right? Well, actually..
It actually started centuries ago, when the colors were used to commemorate a different holiday. Ancient Celtic peoples revered red- and green-colored holly plants for being evergreen and believed holly was meant to keep Earth beautiful during the dead of winter. - Reader's Digest, RD.com
The Christmas Tradition that Isn't
Though society has long thought of red and green as the best colors to use to decorate both yourself and your home, it originated as a way to celebrate the winter solstice.
Decorating with holly berries was said to protect you. And to bring you good luck. And actually, many of the Christmas traditions we associate with the Christian faith are not Christian at all, but were adapted by Christians way back when, during what I like to think of the conversion campaign.
So I guess this means we now can decorate with and wear whatever we want. As for me, though, I am likely to stick with red, green, ivory or some combo thereof.
What about you?
See you tomorrow!
Hi, I'm Jeanine
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