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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Christmas Trivia - Bells

The ringing of bells is an early pagan winter celebration to drive out evil spirits.

Later, the tradition was to ring bells on Christmas Eve to welcome in the spirit of Christmas with joyful noise.

In Norway, bells still ring throughout the country on Christmas Eve at 5 PM.

In Yorkshire, England, on Christmas Eve, the bell is rung once for each year that has passed since the birth of Christ.

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