Posted 12/12/2019 12:51 PM (GMT -6)
"If you combine orange and yellow on your coloring page, you may experience some positive changes in your mood. Keep on mixing these colors and you should definitely feel the effect of mood improvement. "
This fun fact leaves no mystery to the snobby character of "Charles" on the series MASH!
The Puritan Grinches who Banned Christmas
In 1645, the puritans of England removed Christmas as a national holiday. In 1659, puritans of New England took their anti-Christmas fervour a step further, banning Christmas celebrations entirely. Contravention of this law incurred a penalty of five shillings, and included any person avoiding work or feasting.
This ban persisted for decades. Indeed, Cotton Mather, an influential New England church leader, railed against the merrymaking so common to Christmas, saying, "I hear of a Number of young People of both Sexes belonging, many of them, to my Flock, who have had on the Christmas night, this last week, a Frolick, a revelling Feast, and Ball, which discovers their Corruption, and has a Tendency to corrupt them yet more."
The ban persisted for centuries, with some parts of Boston keeping churches closed as late as the 1930s.