1660 : Michigan’s First Recorded Christmas Celebration

December 25, 2018 all-day

Michigan’s first known Christmas celebration was recorded by Father René Ménard who honored the occasion near Keweenaw Bay with a few coureurs-de-bois and some Huron converts.

Source : Historical Society of Michigan

For more about Father Menard, see wikipedia entry

Bonus: Black Robe, a novel and movie that portrays the world through which Menard moved.

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