Holiday Season Fun Facts

According to the "Guinness Book of World Records," the biggest snowflake on record was eight inches by 15 inches.

  1. Every snowflake has six sides.

  2. In Ukraine, finding a spider on the Christmas tree is considered to be good luck, so fake spider webs and spiders are common Christmas tree decorations.

  3. The United States Post Office processes more than three billion Christmas cards in the mail every year.

  4. Hanukkah always begins four days before the new moon. It can occur anywhere from mid-November to the beginning of January

  5. In Hebrew, the word Hanukkah means "dedication”.

  6. Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by a professor of black studies at California State University, Long Beach.

  7. When Julius Caesar created the Julian calendar, he established January 1 as the start of the new year.

  8. Babylonians used to celebrate spring as the start of the new year.

  9. The most popular New Years resolution in the United States is to lose weight.

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