Fun Holiday Facts

christmas tree decorations• The tallest Christmas tree was a 221-foot Douglas fir displayed in Seattle in 1950.

• Artificial Christmas trees were first created in Germany using green-dyed goose feathers.

• Over 93 million Christmas trees are sold each year throughout the world.

• Celebrating the New Year is a tradition that dates back nearly 4000 years.

• The first use of a Time Square New Year’s Eve Ball in 1907 was the result of New York City banning fireworks because they were too dangerous.

• In Guatemala, Christmas is celebrated on December 25th, but people don’t exchange gifts until New Year’s Day.

• It is still believed in Britain that eating a mince pie on each of the Twelve Days of Christmas will bring 12 months of happiness.

• In Japan, fried chicken is often eaten on Christmas day. It is the busiest time of year for restaurants such as KFC and people even place orders in advance.