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.
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The Romans used Fir Trees to decorate their temples at the festival of Saturnalia.
... The first first person to bring a Christmas Tree into a house, in the way we ...
Dec 11, 2008 ... The evergreen tree was an ancient symbol of life in the midst of winter. Romans
decorated their houses with evergreen branches during the ...
Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we now .... of
Chinese who do celebrate Christmas, most erect artificial trees decorated with ...
Why do we put lights on Christmas trees? ... Each year, people around the world
cut down an evergreen tree and decorate it with lights and ornaments, but have ...
Dec 29, 2000 ... The Christmas tree: Pagan origins, Christian adaptation and secular status. ...
The decorated Christmas tree only caught on in the mid-19th century. .... most
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lights. Why do we decorate the Christmas tree? Long time ago people used to
decorate trees outside each winter. When the trees had lost their leaves, it was
Christmas tree history and traditions, CHRISTMAS TREE TRADITION HAS ... has
it that Martin Luther began the tradition of decorating trees to celebrate Christmas
. ... much to do with the early popularity of balsam fir used as Christmas trees.
It has been falsely claimed by some that Jeremiah 10:1-16 prohibits the cutting
down and decorating of trees in the same manner as we do at Christmas.