#FactFridayOnMCZ ¦Christmas Edition

It’s Christmas and what better of celebrating the season than sharing facts about a moment experienced by all and sundry across different regions of the world.

On Fact Friday this Christmas edition, we shared facts on how eating starts at dawn in Chile on Christmas day, we journey to US and across Europe where children leave cookies and warm milk under the Christmas tree as light refreshment for Santa Claus as he delivers presents. Facts were also drawn from the precursor of the Christmas pudding, also the famous Christmas song Jingle Bells, Gingerbread and how Crusaders came about exotic fruit and spices which is said to be symbolic to the gifts present to baby Jesus.

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Both in the US and in places across Europe children leave cookies and warm milk as light refreshment for Santa Claus during his long night of delivering presents. The tradition began from another custom where Christmas trees used to be decorated with food.

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In Chile, they start to eat at Dawn of Christmas day.
This is what happens in Chile, South America, when lunch (or dinner?) starts at dawn on 25 December, after the traditional Misa del Gallo, or Mass.

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The precursor to the Christmas pudding was a 14th-century porridge called ‘frumenty’ that was made of beef and mutton with raisins, currants, prunes, wines and spices. By the 17th century, the pudding as we know it today became popular and widely eaten.

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Eggnog, or crow’s milk, is a Christmas alcoholic beverage that was borne from English aristocrats. The first eggnog seems to have been sipped in 1607 in the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia (USA).

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Jingle Bells was Originally for Thanksgiving.
This popular festive song is inescapable come the holiday season. Interestingly, it was originally written to commemorate American Thanksgiving when it was written in 1850 by composer James Lord Pierpont.

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It is thought that Britain first encountered the ingredients for the mince pie when the crusaders return from their wars in the Middle East and Asia, bring with the exotic fruits and spices. The tradition of the mince pie is possibly directly related to the ancient Roman feast of Saturnalia when Roman fathers in the Vatican were presented with sweetmeats. In any case, the spices and fruits brought by the crusaders were symbolic of the gifts present to the baby Jesus by the three Magi.

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The history of gingerbread dates back to 992, when the bread and cakes were seasoned with spices from the East. But the ginger came only later thanks to bishop Gregory who moved from the monastery in Armenia to France


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