04 – Snowman-building [Calendar]
Since when we do make snowmen?
We know that snowmen were shaped at the beginning of the 16th century in England, and on 19th century when the nice chap was associated in the symbols surrounding Christmas. This custom still finds itself in all the West and the hemisphere the North.
In Europe and North America, snowmen are built with three spheres depicting the head, torso, and lower body. The usual practice is to then decorate and optionally dress the snowman. Sticks can be used for arms, and a face is traditionally made with stones or coal for eyes and a carrot for a nose. Some like to dress their snowmen in clothing such as a scarf or hat, while others prefer not to risk leaving supplies out doors where they could easily be stolen or become stuck under melting ice.
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