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Which u. s. city banned christmas in sixteen fifty nine?

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The Puritans of New England followed the lead of those in old England, and in 1659 the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony made it a criminal offense to publicly celebrate the holiday and that “whosoever shall be found observing any such day as Christmas” was subject to a 5-shilling fine.

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In 1659, the Massachusetts Bay Colony (in the area of where Boston is today) passed a series of laws making any observance of Christmas illegal, and punishing offenders with a five shilling fine (which would be equivalent to $8,000 today).

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