Victorian London Holiday Traditions

A special song they sang from 1824-1874  :

The holly's up

The house is all bright,

The tree is ready

Rejoce and be glad

All children tonight

The significant greenery used were holly, ivy,and mistletoe. According to their beliefs, a cutting of mistletoe hung in a babies cradle would keep a child safe from faries. They believed fares brought bad luck to their homes.

Holly's with thorns and ivy were revered for their protection against witches No matter good or bad.They also use them against the forces of evil.

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