Go Caroling Day is a fun Christmas holiday that was once popular. Unfortunately, it was replaced by other activities… But can they really replace this wonderful pastime? We are sure not!
On dat, the worshipers of traditions go from one house to another, knock on doors and sing songs. Not only ordinary people take part, but also professional choirs, giving the listeners beautiful singing. It really inspires and lifts the festive mood. Visiting neighbors, congratulating, wishing you a good weekend and happiness was always welcome.
Some researchers are sure that caroling arose in 1223, others reckon it to the 19th century. During the period of Victorian England, the tradition became part of many holidays, but over time it was associated only with Christmas – the main date of the year. In addition, Christmas Eve is considered the most commercial.
Did you know:
- carols are mentioned in many books and films;
- 7000 years ago in Europe, people gathered together and sang pagan songs on the day of the winter solstice, when the sun rises to its lowest height above the horizon;
- no one knows why the beautiful tradition has gone out of fashion;
- Christmas carols are the best thing to bring the family together.
How to celebrate
Tell your friends about Go Caroling Day, go to a fun event together! Put on outfits, come up with songs to sing, invite everyone you meet along the way to join. Publish a post on social networks, conduct a survey among subscribers – how many people will support the preservation of the tradition? Share your results. If they come to you to carol, give the guests a treat, a compliment, a smile.
When is Go Caroling Day celebrated in 2022?
Go Caroling Day is observed on December 20 each year.