6# Why do we kiss under the mistletoe?

Kissing under sprigs of mistletoe, one of the most famous symbols of Christmas, is a well-known holiday tradition. However, this little plant’s history as a symbolic herb dates back thousands of years, and many ancient cultures prized it for its healing properties. The plant’s romantic overtones most likely started with the Celtic Druids of the 1st century A.D. Because mistletoe could blossom even during the frozen winter, they came to view it as a sacred symbol of vivacity, and they administered it to humans and animals alike in the hope…

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#TodayInHistory – December 6

December 6 – Some important events on this day. 1196 👉🏼 Northern Dutch coast flooded, “Saint-Nicolas Flood” 1240 👉🏼 Mongols under Batu Khan occupy and destroy Kiev; out of 50,000 people in the city only 2,000 survive 1273 👉🏼 Thomas Aquinas is thought to have a mystical experience in Naples, refuses to continue his work “I cannot, because all that I have written seems like straw to me” 1631 👉🏼 1st predicted transit of Venus (Kepler) is observed 1768 👉🏼 1st edition of “Encyclopedia Brittanica” published in Scotland 1822 👉🏼…

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