We all know the ‘ingredients’ of Christmas; Christmas Day, the Crib, carols, Santa Claus, reindeer, Christmas trees, the list is endless. But where did they all come from? Christmas Day was first celebrated in Rome in 354 AD. The Roman feast of the god Saturn was in December and involved eating, drinking and much jollity. When Christianity became the official religion under the Roman Emperor Constantine, many aspects of the ‘Saturnalia’ were absorbed into the Feast of the Nativity. Lees verder What’s the recipe for a Happy Christmas?