Massachusetts forbids the celebration of Christmas (42 words)

Historical Context Note

Context

In 1659 Puritan immigrants to Massachusetts officially banned the celebration of Christmas. Festive celebrations involving drinking and feasting were against Puritan principles, and the rejection of Christmas was also symbolized a rejection of English tradition and rule. The ban was not lifted until 1681.

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