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Why do we have a Christmas Tree, and how did it originate?

Hey there everyone! And happy 4 December :) Today i'm going to tell you all about the christmas tree and why we have it.

The christmas tree
Well, a christmas without a christmas tree, wouldn't be the same! Right? :)
Back in the 7th century a monk from Crediton, Devonshire, traveled to Germany to spread the Word of God. Legend has it that he used the triangular shape of the Fir Tree to describe the Holy Trinity of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit to the German people. The German people started to revere the Fir Tree as "God's Tree". In the next 5 centuries, the tree became a symbol of Christianity, and was being hung upside-down from the ceiling as a sign of Christianity.

So now we know why we use it at christmas eve! :) But when did the first known "decorated" tree apear.

The first known decorated Christmas Tree was at Riga in Latvia, in 1510. Martin Luther decorated a small Christmas Tree in 1535 with candles for his children, to show them how the stars twinkle through the night. Cute right? :) Since then, the decoration of the christmas trees has evolved. Earlier trees were more biblically symbolized as the "Paradise Tree in the Garden of Eden". The many food items were symbols of Plenty, the flowers originally were only red (for Knowledge) and white (for Innocence). Today we have all sorts of things decorating the "Christmas tree"

So now you know a little more about the christmas tree :)

The end

Come back again tomorrow and read about "Where the christmas socks came from"

Best of luck from me, Jim Rasmussen.
See you tomorrow:)

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