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Bakit Noel?



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ALAM nyo bang ang Christian group na Puritans ang siyang nag-ban ng selebrasyon ng Christmas sa Boston mula 1659 to 1681?

According to conversationstarter­sworld, even though the ban on Christmas was lifted in 1681, Christmas didn’t become popular in Boston until the mid-19th century.

Puritans also suppressed Christmas in England as well, during the Interregnum.

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We also often hear or use the word Yule around this time of the year.

Ano ba talaga ang ibig sabihin ng yule?

Before becoming associated with Christmas, Yule was a pagan midwinter festival.

It was celebrated by Germanic peoples and was connected to Norse mythology, Odin being the Yule Father who led the Wild Hunt across the sky.

Yuletide is about two months long and falls roughly mid-Novem­ber to early January. In the middle of Yule­tide is Yule.

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Still from the same site, it is said that the French word “Noel” is often used around Christmas.

Noel’s original meaning in Latin is Birth.

May konek, di ba? The birth of Jesus Christ is a kind of Noel to Chris­tians.

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TRIVIA PA MORE (Various Sources): CISCO. It is not an acronym as popularly believed. It is short for San Francisco.

Compaq. This name was formed by using COMp, for computer, and PAQ to denote a small integral object.

The largest ever hailstone weighed over 1kg and fell in Bangladesh in 1986.

Every second, around 100 lightning bolts strike the Earth.

Every year lightning kills 1000 people.

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