The fact that Christmas originally really had nothing to do with family, love and being together in harmony might shock you. In fact, I was quite surprised to read that it apparently originated in what the Roman pagans first introduced as a weeklong period of lawlessness, the holiday of Saturnalia. In the week from 17 until 25 December Roman courts were closed and no one could be punished for injuring people or damaging property. Imagine that![Tweet “… how to ‘survive’ Christmas?!”]
According to the ancient Greek writer, poet and historian Lucian the festival included intoxication, going from house to house singing naked, sexual frivolities and even human sacrifice. He also mentioned the consummation of human-shaped biscuits.
Nowadays, most people in the Western world will deal with eating and drinking too much, keeping their family tradition loving and harmonious and unpacking presents bought in the pre-Christmas frenzy but luckily we do not have to fear being sacrificed. In the light of today’s challenges, let’s have a look at how to ‘survive’ Christmas: [Read more…] about 5 Tips of Christmas – How To Survive The Celebrations