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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Christmas trees (or evergreen branches) used in homes were referred to as ...
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Christmas trees from the sixth century [BCE] ..., the historical and ...
History of the Christmas Tree - Where did this Christmas tradition originate? How
did the tree make its way to the United States?
Christmas trees have become a worldwide symbol for peace and good cheer.
They are at the center of one of the largest family gatherings of the year.
Dec 12, 2016 ... Christmas tree, an evergreen tree, often a pine or a fir, decorated with lights and
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History of Christmas Trees. 1510 – The first written record of a decorated
Christmas Tree comes from Riga, Latvia. Men of the local merchants' guild
decorated a ...