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PostSubject: Holiday Facts   Holiday Facts Icon_minitimeMon Jul 16, 2007 2:04 pm

The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock on December 11, 1620.








The Thanksgiving Feast that the Pilgrims had with the Natives in 1621 lasted three days.








It is not a sure thing that turkey was part of the Thanksgiving Feast, but venison was definitely part of the meal.




All 13 colonies celebrated Thanksgiving together for the first time in 1777.







In 1941, Thanksgiving was declared by Congress to be a legal holiday, held on the fourth Thursday in November.





Halloween takes place on October 31st, the day before All Saints Day.




It is believed the Druids lit fires on Halloween (just like how we light candles inside pumpkins) to ward off evil spirits.




The Romans also celebrated Halloween at their Harvest Festival on November 1st.




The tradition of bobbing for apples and lighting candles inside pumpkins came from the Romans.








In 1995, 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate were sold for Valentine's Day.





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The
world record for the most people kissed is held by Alfred Wolfram of
Minnesota who kissed 11,030 people in 8 hours, at a festival in 1998.



Wedding
rings are worn on the fourth finger of your left hand because people
used to believe that the vein in this finger goes directly to your
heart.



Some
people believe that birds choose their mates on the 14th of February
each year. Seeing a goldfinch meant you would marry a millionaire.
Seeing a sparrow meant you would marry a poor man but you would be very
happy.

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