Christmas was banned in America until 1820

Christmas was banned in America until 1820

Well, here’s something you most likely have never been taught in school or even in church.

Many of these same Christians who founded America actually banned the celebration of Christmas.

Yes, you read that right. Christmas was banned in America, not by any representative of the American Civil Liberties Union, but by Christians themselves.

It was actually against the law to observe Christmas, and people could be fined if they happened to take part in any celebration.

This stunning fact is just one of hundreds pointed out in “Shocked by the Bible: The Most Astonishing Facts You’ve Never Been Told” by Joe Kovacs, the executive news editor of WND.

“Despite the assumptions of many, Christmas was not a widespread holiday in much of colonial America,” says Kovacs. “Shocking as it sounds, followers of Jesus Christ in both America and England helped pass laws making it illegal to observe Christmas.”

And it wasn’t just Americans in the 1600s who had “issues” with Christmas.

On Dec. 25, 1789, the first Christmas under the brand-new Constitution, the United States Congress was actually in session, with no day off for any holiday. In fact, the U.S. did not even make Christmas a federal holiday until 1870.

In “Shocked by the Bible,” Kovacs explores the history of Christmas, and the concerns many of America’s founders had with the day.

Source:

http://www.wnd.com/2008/11/81144/

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