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1. Saint Nicholas was revered throughout the Middle Ages and was patron saint of all these groups but one. Which one?
He was rumoured to have brought 3 boys murdered by an innkeeper back to life and to have refused his mother's milk on fasting days as an infant.
2. Although there are many theories as to where and why the practice originated, what country is generally credited with popularizing Christmas trees in the home?
Some argue that Estonians or Latvians (or even the Egyptians and Babylonians!) used evergreens earlier, but Germans certainly popularized it. In legend, Martin Luther started the custom in reverence to the heavens. German royalty spred the custom to other countries thru marriage. BTW, check out the Interactive Tree on the EmailSanta webcams page too!
3. The majority of Saint Nicholas' relics (remains) are where?
Every December 6th, thousands of pilgrims participate in the processions honouring St. Nicholas in Bari, Italy.
4. Why is the day after Christmas also known as "Boxing Day"?
Some say the term relates to alms boxes opened and distributed to the poor on December 26th. More likely it relates to the earthenware boxes used by British employees to collect Christmas tips in. Eventually the practice was replaced by a day off work and/or a Christmas bonus.
5. Where was the Christmas carol "Silent Night" first played?
After being played once, the song likely would have been lost forever had a travelling musician not spotted the music in the church. The song was a favourite of the Prussian King, under whom the true origins of the carol were discovered.
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