Chopsticks, Holidays & Christmas Money
There’s actually a phobia called consecotaleophobia . . . where you’re afraid of CHOPSTICKS.
There was once an American federal holiday called The Eighth, which commemorated the final battle of the War of 1812 on January 8th, 1815. It stopped being celebrated during the Civil War, and is now totally defunct.
Banks could design money to look however they wanted until 1861, when the U.S. Treasury stepped in and standardized everything. Before that, special Christmas money was pretty common, including a lot of bills that featured pictures of Santa.