Thursday, 1 December 2016

Christmas is Cancelled!



I read something on the University of Glasgow Library blog this morning....

In 1652 Christmas was cancelled 
by order of the Government!!!






You can read more at the University of Glasgow Library blog, and the reasons they give. But if we look further back in the Journals of the House of Commons, they were talking of abolishing Christmas in 1650.



According to an item in the Journals of the House of Lords in November 1660 it seems they are back to celebrating Christmas.




If you go to any earlier Volume of the Journals and search keyword Christmas you will see that it was certainly a subject of contention!



Relevant Links


Journals of the House of Commons

Journals of the House of Lords 1660-1666, 21 November 1660, p. 189





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