Why Do We Kiss Under The Mistletoe At Christmas Time?


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The practice of kissing under the mistletoe has been in existence since ancient times, and the practice began long before the celebrations of Christmas began. The ancient Druids considered the mistletoe to be a sacred plant. Mistletoe was believed to be powerful enough to cure illnesses and protect people against the ill effects of the spells cast by the practitioners of witchcraft.

It is because of this that people hang a ball of mistletoe from the ceiling during the festive season and exchange kisses under it. If a couple in love kisses under the mistletoe, it is believed to be a promise to get married soon and a sign of a long, healthy and prosperous life in the future. Kissing under the mistletoe at Christmas time is a sign of friendship and goodwill. A kiss under the mistletoe is not only restricted to lovers. Enemies can declare a truce and a warring couple can make up under the mistletoe as well.

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