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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Mistletoe


Pretty bunches of mistletoe hang from the ceiling in the market at Covent Garden this Xmas.  There ought to be dozens of kissing couples beneath their branches.  Where did that custom originate?

7 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

I'm not sure how the tradition got started but I do like how this looks.

Lowell said...

So where are the couples kissing. By the way, the custom originated with Charley Sheen, only he said you don't need mistletoe and you don't stop at kissing! :)

Angie said...

Seems like nobody there can remember what it's for!

Jack said...

What is wrong with those British lads? A good excuse for some free smooches and none taking advantage of all the mistletoe?

Jenny Woolf said...

Ooh is it real mistletoe? That would be nice. I prefer natural decorations to plastic ones.

William Kendall said...

I remember at some point I've heard the answer to that, but off hand at present I can't recall!

Anja said...

Where did that custom originate? Follow the link!


http://www.history.com/news/ask-history/why-do-we-kiss-under-the-mistletoe

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