16# The legend of Christmas Bells

Bells, especially Church Bells, have traditionally been associated with Christmas for a long time. In some churches it is traditional that the largest bell in the church is rung four times in the hour before midnight and then at midnight all the bells are rung in celebration. In the Catholic Church, Christmas and Easter are the only times that Mass is allowed to be held at Midnight, and It’s traditional that at both midnight Masses, the church and altar bells too in many cases are rung while the Priest says…

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#TodayInHistory – December 16

December 16 – Some important events on this day. 755 👉🏼 An Lushan revolts against Chancellor Yang Guozhong at Fanyang, initiating the An Shi Rebellion during Chinese Tang Dynasty 1497 👉🏼 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama is 1st European to sail along Africa’s East Coast, names it Natal 1598 👉🏼 Seven Year War: Battle of Noryang Point – in the final battle of the war Korean navy decisively defeats the Japanese 1631 👉🏼 Mount Vesuvius in Italy erupts, burying many villages under lava flows and killing around 3,000 people 1653…

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