The Origins Of The Christmas Tree
December 9, 2015 9:30am CST
The Christmas tree tradition started in Germany possibly in the 15th century. As many ancient populations, the Germans believed that evergreen trees had magic powers. They decorated the entrance doors and the windows with pine branches, to keep the evils spirits away. From these simple decorations, they evolved to something more sophisticated. They cut spruces and pines and decorated them with real candles, that were lit during the night. That was the beginning of the decorated Christmas tree. Other countries soon followed, more decorations were added, until the modern trees that now decorate hour houses. This is how everything started, we still enjoy the magic of a lit Christmas tree.
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