L’Éternel est roi et Il règne – Il nous a crées pour l’adorer | (Psaume 145) Posted on August 18, 2011 by foucachon L’Éternel est roi et Il règne – Il nous a crées pour l’adorer Prédication par Francis Foucachon Psaume 145 Share this:TwitterFacebook
Hmm, interessant, Corine. J’ai touvre ceci sur Wikipedia: After Oliver Cromwell’s Puritans took over England in 1645, the observance of Christmas was prohibited in 1652 as part of a Puritan effort to rid the country of decadence. This proved unpopular, and when Charles II was restored to the throne, he restored the celebration. The Pilgrims, a group of Puritanical English separatists who came to North America in 1620, also disapproved of Christmas, and as a result it was not a holiday in New England. The celebration of Christmas was actually outlawed from 1659 to 1681 in Boston, a prohibition enforced with a fine of five shillings. The English of the Jamestown settlement and the Dutch of New Amsterdam, on the other hand, celebrated the occasion freely. Christmas fell out of favor again after the American Revolution, as it was considered an English custom. Interest was revived by Washington Irving’s Christmas stories, German immigrants, and the homecomings of the Civil War years.