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Decking the halls of history: the origins of Christmas decorations

Shutterstock/marilyn barbone Anne Lawrence-Mathers, University of Reading December 20, 2019 – The idea of hanging up decorations in the middle of winter is older than Christmas itself. Decorations are mentioned in ancient descriptions of the Roman feast of Saturnalia, which is thought to have originated in the 5th century BC. Some 900 years later, a […]