Fun Fact December 16, 2021.

Here’s yet another odd phobia; Christougenniatikophobia.  Christougenniatikophobia is a full-blown fear of Christmas itself. This phobia, according to multiple online medical sites, typically develops in early childhood and may overlap or include fear of Santa and fear of gatherings or parties.  This phobia is a sub-phobia of herotophobia.  Herote is the Greek word for holiday.  There are several other phobias that can contribute to a fear of holidays in general and Christmas in particular.  Selaphobia is the fear of flashing lights and phonophobia is the fear of loud noises.  Some Christmas customs involve “Christmas crackers”, a tube filled with gifts and goodies that make a loud noise, like a fire cracker, when the ribbon is pulled.  These are more common in England than here in the US.    Listen to the podcast here;

Fun Fact December 16, 2021.

‘Tis the Season in Strasburg

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‘Tis the Season in Strasburg!

Today will feature a range of activities to help you discover the festive side of Strasburg.

Starting at 11 am in the Strasburg Square, the Strasburg Farmers Market will host the Mistletoe Market which will have plenty of locally made goods for sale.

At 2 pm in the Square, Hot Cocoa and Connections will begin.

This is a great chance to sample many different kinds of hot cocoa, get a picture with Santa, and bring an ornament to decorate the town tree.

The Parade will begin at 4:30 and will shut down King Street.

Following the parade back at the Strasburg Square, there will be a free holiday movie showing. 

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