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A history of bah humbug. When Christmas was cancelled…..

Seperated at birth?

Seperated at birth?

A world without Christmas may seem inconceivable, however Christmas wasn’t always the festive public holiday it is today.  Its popularity has wax and waned over the centuries being celebrated to varying degrees in different places and periods. In England in the late medieval era it was first officially declared a public holiday by royal decree of 1448. However in 1645 it was banned when radical Protestants – Puritans among them Oliver Cromwell, came to power in England.

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