Smiling orange vs. Jack-o’-Lantern @ Montrouge, France

WeeklyPhotoProject2014 n°51 Smiles - Merry Christmas !

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Week 51/52 : Smiles
Smiling orange vs. Jack-o’-Lantern @ Montrouge, France

It’s a tradition to put oranges in stockings for Christmas holidays. As it’s Christmas in a few days, I’ve decided once again to mix two ideas so I’ll bring you some smiling oranges for your Christmas stocking. Merry Christmas happy fellowers and photographers 🙂

 « One explanation for this tradition stretches back hundreds of years to St. Nicholas , who was born in what is now present-day Turkey. He inherited a large sum of money, but devoted his life to helping others, and eventually became a bishop. According to the story, St. Nicholas learned of a poor man who wasn’t able to find suitors for his three daughters because he didn’t have money for a dowry. St. Nicholas traveled to the house, and tossed three sacks of gold down the chimney for each of the dowries. The gold happened to land in each of the girls’ stockings which were hanging by the fire to dry. The oranges we receive today are a symbol of the gold that was left in the stockings. »

src : http://www.thekitchn.com/heres-why-we-put-oranges-in-stockings-at-christmas-holiday-traditions-from-the-kitchn-213985