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Christmas Traditions in Arkansas

Christmas was first declared a federal holiday in 1870 but Arkansas was one of the first states to declare it a holiday in 1838, just two years after statehood. Many of our Christmas traditions stem from European traditions celebrating Christmas and other winter holidays. When immigrants arrived in Arkansas they brought these traditions with them:

Some Autumn Things

Be a pun King or Hallowqueen this year, a real gourd of the rings, don't be afraid to get a little acorn-y and don't stop be-leafing in yourself. Give 'em pumpkin to talk about. 

"Wild is the autumnal wind amongst the faded woods" - W. Wordsworth