Monday, 3 December 2007


Have you ever wandered where the tradition of the Mistletoe came from?

First of all some information for the gardeners between us.
Mistletoe is a partially parasitic plant which grows on trees and feeds on the nutrients of its host.

In the Middle Ages and later, branches of mistletoe were hung from ceilings to ward off evil spirits.

In Europe they were placed over house and stable doors to prevent the entrance of witches.

Kissing under the mistletoe is first found associated with the Greek festival of Saturnalia and later with primitive marriage rites.

In Scandinavia, mistletoe was considered a plant of peace, under which enemies could declare a truce or warring spouses kiss and make-up.

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