Saturday, December 24, 2016

St. Nick, the Patron Saint

Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas, is the patron Saint of which city?
a.                   Paris
b.                  The Hague
c.                   New York City
d.                  Anchorage
Yesterday’s answers:
1.                  (C)   Alabama
Alabama was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in 1836.
Gulevich, Tanya. 2000. Encyclopedia of Christmas. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, Inc.
2.      (D)   1870
Christmas wasn’t declared an official holiday in the United States until June 26, 1870.
Collins, Ace. 2003. Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
3.      (C)   Oklahoma
Oklahoma was the last U.S. state to declare Christmas a legal holiday, in 1907.

Gulevich, Tanya. 2000. Encyclopedia of Christmas. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, Inc.

No comments:

Post a Comment