Love and friendship have many symbols. One of the symbols for love and kissing is Mistletoe is a plant that grows on a range of trees including willow, apple and oak trees.
The tradition of hanging it in the house goes back to the times of the ancient Druids. It is supposed to possess mystical powers which bring good luck to the household and wards off evil spirits. It was also used as a sign of love and kissing.
The custom of kissing under Mistletoe comes from England. The original custom was that a berry was picked from the spring of Mistletoe before the person could be kissed and when all the berries had gone, there could be no more kissing!
Mistletoe is actually a parasite and attaches itself to other plants to grow.
It’s a tradition that during Christmas holidays people decorate their homes with different ornaments and hanging a mistletoe to show their love and affection.
The minute that you are under a mistletoe then you have to kiss your loved one.
During Medieval time people believed that the plant could bring love and good luck to people and from then on it became a symbol of love and kissing.
Do you believe in mistletoe? Have you ever experienced a kiss under this pretty plant?
There are other symbols of love and affection around the world and people have different beliefs about that.
Whatever it is anything that brings love and affection to your house and relationship should be valued and appreciated.