Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Twelve Days of Christmas Daily Giveaway! Day 11

Congratulations Estella you have won the prize for Day 10 for correctly answering 1882. Please email me with your name an address and I'll get your prize in the mail.


On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me, eleven Piper's piping...here's today's trivia question:

Did you know that Christmas was not always a National Holiday? Alabama was the first state to recognize it as a such, but on what date did the United States first recognize Christmas as a National Holiday?


(Disclaimer: Trivia questions were taken from multiple Christmas Trivia websites and answers have not been verified for accuracy. Questions are for entertainment purposes.)

32 comments:

Carol L. said...

It was first designated as a Holiday in 1870.
Happy Holidays.
Carol L
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Judy F said...

This is fun

1870

REGINA ROSS said...

1870

ShellBell said...

First desigated a holiday in 1870 by President U.S. Grant

Laurie G said...

Boy, It's hard to beat these early birds! 1870
It's interesting to learn all of these facts about Christmas!

bluegray said...

Designated a federal holiday by Congress and President Ulysses S. Grant in 1870.

girlygirlhoosier52 said...

Thanks for the great contest on Christmas...
1870...

Anne said...

1870. Swagbucks gave me 9 pts. for this search.

Maureen said...

It was 1870

Theresa N. said...

1870 and thank you President Grant.
Theresa N
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Laney4 said...

"Congress proclaimed Christmas a federal holiday in 1870."

alainala said...

Christmas finally became a federal holiday in 1870!!!

Sherry said...

The year was 1870.

Uekiya said...

By Pres Grant in 1870

Virginia said...

1870 I am loving these facts. Thanks so much for bring them up.

Rose said...

1870

Kathryn Merkel said...

June 26, 1870 was the date that December 25 was declared a United States Federal holiday, signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant.

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Mariee said...

1870.

catslady said...

I just read this on another blog - 1870!

CrystalGB said...

1870 was when December 25 was declared a United States Federal holiday.

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

1870 - thanks for the great fun!

joder said...

Lovin' learning all these facts. The answer is that it was designated a federal holiday by Congress and President Ulysses S. Grant in 1870.

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Estella said...

Thanks for the fun info.
1870

Joyce said...

1870

Debby said...

President Grant did in 1870. I am enjoying looking for the answers.
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chey said...

It was 1870.

Merry Christmas!

Jane said...

Christmas was recognized as a national holiday on June 26, 1870.

lidia said...

In 1970 by President Grant.

Lucy, you've come up with some great questions. We are learning so much about the Christmas holidays.

Lorna said...

1870!!!

Renald said...

1870

Valerie said...

1870. :)

Christy said...

1870