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SusanB
SusanB
Things in Scots #21: Yule susantbraithwaite.com
smokey
smokey

@SusanB Fascinating! The banning of Christmas must have made for some strange looks between people from different parts of the UK!

SusanB
SusanB

@smokey I couldn't honestly say—before my time. Though, we get strange looks from rUK anyway 😜

Bruce
Bruce

@SusanB Did the ban date from the English Revolution? Cromwell & co tried to ban Christmas in the 1650s. (The Puritans hated Christmas too and it was illegal to celebrate in MA until the ~1680s. Of course, Christmas used to be more like Halloween or Mardi Gras—an excuse to get drunk and annoy the “better sort”). //@smokey

smokey
smokey

@Bruce The article @SusanB linked to in her post said 1560, the Presbyterians sweeping away all forms of Popery in the Reformation ;-)

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smokey
smokey

@SusanB 😂

SusanB
SusanB

@Bruce Sorry for the late reply. As @smokey said, it was around 120 years before then.

SusanB
SusanB

@smokey Thanks for jumping in there. You are awesome!

Bruce
Bruce

@SusanB Thanks for the update! Your post prompted me to do a Wikipedia dive. 🤓

SusanB
SusanB

@Bruce I hope it didn’t send you too far down the wiki-rabbit hole. That place can steal days from you 😆