Where Did the Tradition of Offering Fruits and Nuts During Christmas Originate?

December 21 is the day of the winter solstice, the year’s shortest day and longest night.

It’s known as St. Thomas Day, commemorating the last apostle to be convinced of Christ’s resurrection.

On this day a bowl of nuts and fruits is put on display to ensure prosperity in the new year, and by sharing these, the wish is extended to friends and neighbors.

Failure to share this providence could mean a lean crop in the following seasons.

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