Victorian Christmas Superstitions.
These days it seems shops put up Christmas decorations earlier and earlier, oblivious to the Victorian superstition that it was unlucky to decorate before Christmas Eve.
The idea of festive decorations goes back to pagan times. Indeed the tradition of holly and ivy originated from holly being used to protect against witchcraft and ivy as a symbol of immortality.
In the 19th century people living in crowded towns had little or no access to holly…
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