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11-8-2020, 10:43 UTC
Czech Christmas Calendar
 

Mistletoe

People hang mistletoe over the Christmas table in the morning of December 24. Mistletoe is believed to bring happiness and blessing to the house. The more white berries there are on the twigs, the happier you are likely to be in the New Year. In the past, people believed that the parasitic shrub could protect their houses against fire, witches and evil spirits in general. Mistletoe will only guarantee happiness to someone who gets it from someone else, not to those who buy it themselves.



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