01 Mar 2016

Christmas Customs

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Every year as Christmas rolls around it is common to see people wearing red, pointed hats. They sometimes have little balls on top and they usually have a band of white around the bottom, but they are always red and always pointed. They are often called a Santa Hat in today’s world, but this hat has been called by many other names throughout history. Remember, in pagan culture the names and associated meanings often change, but the ritual or tradition remains very much the same. This is the case with the Santa Hat. It has been known throughout history as the Pileus, Phrygian Cap, Cap of Liberty, Freedman’s Cap, Cap of Mithra, and has only recently taken on the name “Santa Hat”.

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