The Holidays … By the Numbers

Last But Not Least

1670 Birth of the candy cane in Germany
19th Century
When Americans began to embrace Christmas
20 BILLION
Cards and packages delivered by the U.S. Postal Service
between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve
2x
Challah bread orders at the Manhattan Beach
Torah Center’s Judaica gift shop

364
Number of gifts mentioned in “The Twelve Days of Christmas”

7
Principles, or Nguzo Saba, celebrated during Kwanzaa

300+ feet
Height of the official national Christmas tree in Kings Canyon National Park, CA

30-35 million
Real trees sold in U.S. alone

300+ feet
Height of the official national Christmas tree in Kings Canyon National Park, CA

1
Number of incorporated towns really named North Pole. It’s in Alaska.

13
Days Christmas is celebrated after December 25 in Greek and Russian Orthodox churches

 

 

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