Never mind that is does not snow in Hong Kong. One can always shake up a snow globe like I did on Sunday in a Godiva chocolate store (the one in the picture). The ‘Belgium 1926’ is a reference to Godiva’s founding country and date. Legend has it that the Anglo-Saxon woman Lady Godiva (1002 – 1066) , rode naked through the streets of Coventry in order to protest high taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants.
And how long have snow globes been around? Seems the first ones appeared at the Paris Universal Expo of 1878, featuring a little Eiffel Tower inside.