Historically speaking, if someone gives you the ‘thumbs up” you should not be that excited. In fact, originally it meant that the thumb owner wished your death. Throughout time the meaning has morphed, yet the origin of this common gestures stems from the Roman Arenas and Gladiators; although Hollywood and the media has often portrayed the meaning of the “thumbs-up” incorrectly.
and Santa Claus. The day is. however, the celebration of Christ’s birth, but why do we celebrate his birthday on December 25th? The December festivities have in reality a much deeper rotted tradition that surpasses than the birth of Jesus Christ; in fact, it is because of these long-standing traditions that the Early Roman Empire adopted December 25 in the year 336 AD to celebrate the birth of Christ.
arching in steps, cadence, military parades, and the beat of soldiers advancing in unison is a common image in modern and historical movies. Critiques often point out that marching in step is only a recent military drill often used by Hollywood for dramatic effect. However, careful examination of historical records shows that marching in steps has an ancient history by itself.