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Thursday, 18 November 2010

Under the Mistletoe

Two women in red encourage you to Merry Kissmas. Where did the mistletoe tradition come from do you know?

14 comments:

jabblog said...

I know it dates from the 17th century but not how it arose.
Call me old-fashioned but I'd really rather see a kiss between a man and a woman ;-)

lunarossa said...

As far back as ancient Rome, couples used to kiss under the mistletoe to seal a betrothal as they were assured of fertility and good fortune. The berries contain progesterone and the Celts believed them to heal the sick, make any living creature fertile, and bring good luck. Ciao. A.

Caroline said...

The one guy looks like he popped out of one of those red baubles!

Northern Girl Knits said...

Well, that's about the coolest picture I've seen in a LONG time!!

Sharon said...

I don't know but, I like lunarossa's answer above. Very plausable. Nice shot!

Luis Gomez said...

What a great picture! A kiss is a kiss.

Mahon said...

I like this photo, so classic but ultimately so original ! :))
I loke this !!

Bye**

Lucy Corrander said...

After buying a sprig of mistletoe on impulse last Christmas, I was surprised how many people called out to me with cheerful jokes as I carried it home.

Lucy

Leovi said...

Love the kisses are always nice, it does not matter who does it.

Emm said...

Aaah, what a lovely shot! I definitely need to get down to Covent Garden and see the festivities!

William K Wallace said...

It feels way too early for kissing under the Mistletoe. Is it just me or does the festive season seem to start earlier every year...

/t. said...

that
which we
call a kiss
by any other name
would taste as sweet

× × ×

/t.

RedPat said...

Love it! Think I'll go out and buy some mistletoe.

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