Mistletoe (misteltan), an Anglo-Saxon word, means dung twig since it sprouts by bird poop.
With Christmas a mere 12 days away, we uncovered some wild facts about some of our holiday favorites that are surprising! December is a wonderful time of year because it isn’t simply a celebration of Christmas but of many exciting and culturally rich holidays. Take a look at some of the other wonderful celebrations from around the world taking place this time of year…
St. Nicholas Day (Christian)
Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican)
St. Lucia Day (Swedish)
Boxing Day (Canadian, Australian, English, Irish)
Kwanzaa (African American)
Yule and Saturnalia (Pagan)
This is by no means a complete list of holidays or events taking place in December but is a good indicator that there are so many vibrant cultures coming together in celebration. No matter what you celebrate or where you are, have a glorious and amazing day!