December is known around the world as a family me of celebration honoring cultures, religions and traditions that have been with humanity for hundreds of years. See below for a mix of the weird and wonderful facts about this magical month!

  1. An almanac prediction states that if snow falls on Christmas Day, Easter will be warm, green and sunny.
  2. The name December comes from the La n decem for “ten,” as it was the 10th month in the Roman calendar.
  3. December 12th is Poinsettia Day.
  4. Saint Nicholas, who would eventually be called Santa Claus, was originally the patron saint of children, thieves and pawnbrokers!
  5. December 28th is considered by some to be the unluckiest day of the year.
  6. The first artificial Christmas tree was made in Germany, fashioned out of goose feathers that were dyed green!