Fun facts about Christmas

6/12/2011

You may have been celebrating Christmas for a fair few years now, but we bet you didn’t know some of these facts! We certainly didn’t!

 

Fotolia_28121082_XS.jpeg• If Santa were to deliver all of the world’s presents on Christmas Eve, he would have to visit 882 homes a second, travelling at 1046km per second.

• Imagine untangling the lights for the world’s tallest Christmas tree! It was unveiled last year in Italy and was over 792m tall.

• For it to be a white Christmas in the UK, a single snowflake (or many) needs to be seen falling sometime in the 24 hours of December 25.

• The first Christmas postage stamp was issued in Austria in 1937.

• Santa has many different names around the world including Father Christmas in the UK, Pere Noel in France, Kriss Kringle in Germany, La Befana in Italy, Julinesse in Denmark and Dedushka Moroz in Russia.

• In the Ukraine, it is believed that if you find a spider in your house on Christmas morning, it will bring you much good luck.

• By the figures: 1 in 10 Christmas presents will be broken by the New Year, and 7 in 10 dogs will be given Christmas presents from their owners.

• VISA Cards are used an average of 5340 times every minute during Christmas time.

• The first artificial Christmas trees were made in Germany from goose feathers that were dyed green.

• Rudolph was actually created by a US company in the late 1930's for a holiday promotion.

• Australian’s hold a Christmas world record – the largest Christmas cracker, measuring 45.72m long and 3.04m in diameter, was pulled in Australia in 1991.

Merry Christmas to all our readers!


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