“It’s the most beautiful time of the year, lights fill the streets spreading so much cheer. I should be playing in the winter snow, but I’m a be under the Mistletoe.” This song is actually the first thing that comes to my mind when talking about kissing under such beauties. But I’m sure like me a lot of us have come across this thought, “Why do couples kiss under the mistletoe?”. This Christmas tradition has been going on since centuries, but not everybody knows why. So here I am with all the answers, and couples you should definitely take a look at this!
What is a mistletoe?
Mistletoe is the common name for a hemiparasitic plant which is the only native species of Great Britain. It depends on other plants (known as ‘hosts’) for survival and derives nutrition from them. It can only grow if carried on to the host plant by birds who have eaten the mistletoe berries.
Mistletoe has been derived from a Greek word ‘mistle’ adding the English word twig. But this plant, has been gaining importance for over centuries for the tradition that revolves around it.