Mistletoe, mistletoe, give us a little kiss!

We asked our team if they had ever heard of the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe.

It’s not very well known in Portugal but we did find out we have, at least for now, 4 kissers among us!

65% - What’s that? 🏆
28% - I didn’t know about it but this Christmas I’ll have to try it!
7% - Always, obviously.
According to an Anglo-Saxon tradition, originating in Scandinavian myths, two people should always kiss when they pass under a branch of holly.
They say the symbolism of the mistletoe dates back thousands of years. Some ancient cultures, like greek and roman cultures, used holy in medicine, as a plant that cured almost all illnesses.
Holy is also associated with vitality and fertility, ever since the beginning of time. We don’t know for certain how the kissing tradition came to be in England, but even in the 18th century it was very popular.

In the beginning, men had permission to “steal a kiss” from the woman standing under the mistletoe, and if she said no, it was considered bad luck. Nowadays it’s just a silly game spread across various countries, doesn’t really matter if you’re a man or a woman, if you're partners or just friends. If you’re under the mistletoe you have to kiss, so that your love (whatever it is) lasts forever!


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