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    Does Scotland have a Santa Claus?

    scottish-santa-claus“One of the most unnatural and shocking truths about the Scotland Christmas celebrations is that there haven’t been any for a long time. Christmas celebration was banned in Scotland for almost 400 years.

    Oliver Cromwell, who ruled United Kingdom till 1658 AD, passed the ban on Christmas in 1647 which lasted for almost 15 years. Although the ban was lifted in England with the fall of Cromwell, Scotland continued with it.

    The Presbyterian Church in Scotland discouraged Christmas holiday and celebrations and people who went against it suffered severe punishments; this trend continued for 400 years. And though they acknowledged Christmas in the 20th century, Scots still did not accept it as a holiday and continued working on Christmas day.

    The largest celebration in Scotland was the New Year celebration called Hogmanay. However, since 1980’s, the influence of church has reduced and the Scots do not only see 25th December as a holiday but also celebrate Christmas with all the hoopla of the Western countries.”

    http://www.worldofchristmas.net/christmas-world/scotland.html

    And the good news is.

    I did find Santa Claus in Scotland!

    Want proof?

    Check out this video 🙂

     

     

    Scotiana’s team wishes you all a very very Merry Christmas Day

    sparkled with joy, peace and love!

    A Cantie Yule – Cheerful Christmas!

     

    ather Christmas sledge with reindeers

     


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