What Is the History of the Christmas Tree?

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A Christmas tree is also known as a Yule tree. The custom of erecting a Christmas tree started in Estonia in the 15th century and North Germany in the 16th century. Balthasar Russow wrote that it was a new tradition to put up decorated spruce during Christmas.
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The History of Christmas
The word Christmas comes from the words Cristes maesse, or "Christ's Mass." Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus for members of the Christian religion. The secular nature of Christmas was officially acknowledged in 1870 when the United States Congress made it a federal holiday.
The Christmas tree is a decorated tree and a tradition associated with the celebration of Christmas. The first decorated tree was at Riga in Latvia, in 1510. Since then people have always kept the tradition. Martin Luther is said to have decorated a small Christmas tree with candles.
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