Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Did you know that Christmas was once outlawed?

Did you know in the Massachusetts area that Christmas was once outlawed?
It was. 
Here was the law that was in effect for 22 years before it was overturned.

"For preventing disorders, arising in several places within this jurisdiction by reason of some still observing such festivals as were superstitiously kept in other communities, to the great dishonor of God and offense of others: it is therefore ordered by this court and the authority thereof that whosoever shall be found observing any such day as Christmas or the like, either by forbearing of labor, feasting, or any other way, upon any such account as aforesaid, every such person so offending shall pay for every such offence five shilling as a fine to the county."
From the records of the General Court,
Massachusetts Bay Colony
May 11, 1659

What do you think about that? Tell me in comments.

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