History of the Mistletoe

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Origin

Mistletoe is a plant that grows on willow and apple trees (and in garden centres). The tradition of hanging it in the house goes back to the times of the ancient Druids. It is supposed to possess mystical powers which bring good luck to the household and wards off evil spirits. It was also used as a sign of love and friendship inythology and that's where the custom of kissing under Mistletoe comes from.

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Why do we kiss under the mistletoe?

The custom of kissing under Mistletoe comes from England. The original custom was that a berry was picked from the sprig of Mistletoe before the person could be kissed and when all the berries had gone, there could be no more kissing!

Where did the word "Mistletoe" come from?

The name mistletoe comes from two Anglo Saxon words 'Mistel' which means dung and 'tan' which means twig or stick! So you could translate Mistletoe as 'poo on a stick'!Not exactly romantic is it!

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