December 23rd Trivia Solution

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A modern Christmas custom borrowed from ancient Rome's New Year's celebrations is?

Correct answer:

 

Displaying a wreath on the front door of one's house


Incorrect answers:
  • Decorating a tree
  • Hanging stockings by the fireplace
  • Putting up mistletoe to make a "kissing bough"

Interesting Info:
  • Romans wished each other "good health" by exchanging branches of evergreens. They called these gifts "strenae" after Strenia, the goddess of health. It became the custom to bend these into a ring and display them on doorways.
 

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