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"This is what the Lord says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, and ask where the good way is, and walk in it. You will find rest for your soul."
Jeremiah 6:16 NIV

"When Was The First Christmas Celebrated In America?"


180pxchristopher_columbus_faceWhen was the first Christmas celebrated in America?  The answer might just surprise you. 


The logical guess would be Jamestown, 1607. One of my readers spoke up for the Vikings being the first - long before 1607. That's probably true, but here’s one. 


In 1492, when Christopher Columbus was busy discovering America, he found himself traveling south below Florida to the tiny island of Haiti.    

On Christmas Eve, one of his ships wrecked on a coral reef and the local Indians saw the wreck, and helped Columbus and his men remove the ship's valuables.  That next day, Christmas Day, Columbus dined with the chief and on that spot a small fortress was built to honor that special day. 



He named the fortress "La Navidad," "the Nativity."