The tradition of displaying decorated fir trees in the home at Christmas dates back to the 1500's in Germany, though decorating the home with evergreen boughs during winter had been done since ancient times in Europe.
Trees and plants that stay green during the cold winter months, such as the fir tree, were believed to ward off evil spirits, and were symbols of life and resurrection.
The Georgians have their own traditional Christmas tree called Chichilaki, made
from dried up hazelnut or walnut branches that are shaped to form a small ...
Legend has it that Queen Charlotte's compatriot, Martin Luther, the religious
reformer, invented the Christmas tree. One winter's night in 1536, so the story
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Evergreen trees are decorated with stars, sunbursts, and snowflakes made from
Martin Luther Christmas tree was not in Riga history records. ... "I could see the
export of 'real Christmas trees,' or toys made from genuine Latvian fir from the ...
The history of Christmas Trees, when they became popular and what they mean
... people made pyramids of woods and they were decorated to look like a tree ...
The modern Christmas trees appeared in the middle 1500's. ... Attempts were
made to use a mixture of lead and tin, but this was heavy and tended to break ...
Christmas tree history and traditions, CHRISTMAS TREE TRADITION HAS
ANCIENT ... Trees and branches can be made purposeful as well as symbolic.
Dec 29, 2000 ... "Many Americans celebrate both Christmas and Xmas. Others celebrate one or
the other. And some of us celebrate holidays that, although ...
The official Christmas tree tradition at Rockefeller Center began in 1933. ...
Artificial Christmas trees made largely from aluminum were manufactured in the ...