In the 1600's, one of our States outlawed Christmas. According to state law, anybody observing Christmas would be fined five shillings, and the ban existed for 22 years. Which state was it?
Ans: Massachusetts (The Puritans who, immigrated to Massachusetts to build a new life, had several reasons for disliking Christmas. First of all, it reminded them of the Church of England and the old-world customs, which they were trying to escape. But they also saw the date of the holiday as having stronger ties to paganism than to Christianity. It was seen as a “decadent Catholic holiday,” and some Puritan leaders condemned those who favored Christmas as enemies of the Christian religion.)