Sunday, December 14, 2008

Good King Wenceslas: Fact or Fiction?

Countdown to Christmas with Christmas Carol Trivia: # 2 Good King Wenceslas

Did Good King Wenceslas really exist? The song itself is a reminder to Christians to be kind to the poor, but it is based on the life of a real person. More facts about the "good king":

  • The lyrics to "Good King Wenceslas" were written by John Mason Neal in 1853.

  • Music to "Good King Wenceslas" is a carol from the 13th Century.

  • Duke Wenceslas, prince of Bohemia lived during the late 800's and early 900's.

  • He is the patron saint of the Czech Republic.

  • He was known for his charity toward the poor.

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11 More Days Until Christmas!


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