12/24/16

 

“Alabama was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in 1836.[7]

Christmas wasn’t declared an official holiday in the United States until June 26, 1870.[3]

Oklahoma was the last U.S. state to declare Christmas a legal holiday, in 1907.[7]

 

3 Collins, Ace. Stories Behind the Great Traditions of Christmas. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2003.
7 Gulevich, Tanya. Encyclopedia of Christmas. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, Inc, 2000.”

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