Go Caroling Day is a fun, once popular Christmas activity that has unfortunately been replaced by other activities. But can these activities really compare to this wonderful pastime? We are sure not!
On this day, tradition-worshipers would go from house to house, knock on doors and sing songs. It was not only ordinary people that took part, but also professional choirs, who would give listeners beautiful singing and truly inspire and lift the festive mood. Visiting neighbors, giving congratulations, wishing them a good weekend and happiness was always very welcome.
Some researchers believe that caroling began in 1223, while others attribute it to the 19th century. During the Victorian era in England, it became a part of many holidays, but eventually it became associated only with Christmas – the biggest day of the year. Furthermore, Christmas Eve is traditionally the most commercial.
- Carols are mentioned in many books and films.
- 7000 years ago in Europe, people would gather together and sing pagan songs on the day of the winter solstice, when the sun is at its lowest point above the horizon.
- No one knows why this beautiful tradition has gone out of fashion.
- Christmas carols are the best thing to bring families together.
How to take part
Tell your friends about Go Caroling Day and go to a fun event together! Dress up, come up with songs to sing, and invite everyone you meet along the way to join. Post on social media, conduct a survey among your followers to see who would support the tradition, and share the results. If someone comes to carol at your home, be sure to give them a treat, a compliment, or a smile.
When is Go Caroling Day celebrated in 2023?
Go Caroling Day is observed on December 20 each year.