TIL Christmas celebrations in England and America were illegal during parts of the 17th century. Puritans strongly condemned the celebration of Christmas, considering it a Catholic invention and the “trappings of popery” .

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  1. It was illegal in Scotland until the 1950’s as it was considered to be unwanted roman catholic influence in the mostly protestant country. This is why Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve) is such a big holiday in Scotland. They just chose to celebrate that instead and it became tradition.

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