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7:00 pm

History of Christmas

December 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bacon Free Library, 58 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760 United States

Did you know that from 1659 to 1681, the celebration of Christmas was outlawed in Boston, and law-breakers were fined five shillings for breaking the law?¬† ¬†Irish historian Sean Murphy will explain this oddity and many others in the winding history of Christmas through the ages. From the ancient societies who celebrated the winter equinox […]

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