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The exact origin of the Christmas tree is unknown, however many credit the first decorated Christmas tree to a group called the Brotherhood of the Blackheads in 1510 in Livonia (what is now Latvia and Estonia).
According to German tradition, the first Christmas tree was cut by St. Boniface around 700 AD in the town of Geismar.

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A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer such as spruce , pine, or fir or .... In Livonia (present-day Estonia and Latvia), in 1441, 1442, 1510 and 1514, the Brotherhood of Blackheads ... An illustrated book, The Christmas Tree, describing their use and origins in detail, was on sale in December 1844.

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The first documented use of a tree in a winter Christmas celebration was in several locations in Northern Europe including Estonia, and Latvia, in the year 1510 ...

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The first documented use of a tree in a winter Christmas celebration was in ... For Latvia and Estonia back then, such country distinctions were not so clear, the ...

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Latvia also claims to be the home of the first Christmas Tree! The first documented use of a evergreen tree at Christmas and New Year celebrations is in town ...

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Dec 13, 2005 ... The first documented use of an evergreen tree in a Christmas celebration was in Riga, Latvia, in the year 1510 according to many sources.

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Discover First Ever Public Christmas Tree Marker in Riga, Latvia: A stone ... By New Years tree they mean Christmas tree, dating back to 1510 ahvenas ... The Brotherhood has documentation showing that this all happened for the first time in 1510, and it just might be the very first documented Christmas tree. ... Terms of Use.

blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/12/23/who-decorated-the-first-christmas-tree-a-battle-in-baltics-is-branching-out

Dec 23, 2013 ... Latvia and Estonia – Two of the three nations that make up the ... say the first Christmas tree was seen in 1441, almost 70 years ahead of its ...

www.travelcentre.com.au/travel/russia/Information/story_of_the_christmas_tree.htm

The Story of the Christmas Tree... ... and how it all began in Riga, Latvia, 500 years ago! ... including the legend about the tradition of decorating Christmas trees. ... "This is a Christmas tree - a gift which we should use to bring joy to each other ... This is how the story about the first decorated Christmas tree in Riga ends, but it ...

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Jun 29, 2010 ... The people of Latvia have always loved to tell stories and uphold traditions. ... One legend has to do with the tradition of decorating Christmas trees began in Riga 500 years ago. ... Origin of the Christmas Tree - Is it Pagan?