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Who started Christmas trees?
they date back to the times of the Romans and druids
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Prince Albert of Germany gave his wife, Queen Victoria of England, a gift of a Christmas tree in 1841. This started off the fashion for Christmas trees and the custom spre…ad quickly.
People first started using Christmas trees at the beginning of the 19th century. The first ones did not have so much decoration or the lights.
This questions is debatable, because the settlers from various European nations all celebrated Christmas when they arrived in the Americas. The first Christmas celebrated i…n the United States was celebrated by Hernando Desoto In modern day Tallahassee, Florida on Christmas day, 1540
Country of First Christmas Tree Germany was the first country to start the Christmas tree tradition
The Christmas tree tradition started with a young man named William Bosfowitz. A few days before Christmas he and his friends were talking about what their families were going… to do for the Christmas celebration. His friend Edward Taute said that he and his family were going to do something that no family had ever done. They were going to half of their presents in socks. That is where we got the tradition of the stocking. All the other boys got rather jealous so William made up a lie to make his new tradition sound much cooler, so he said, "My family is putting up a really big tree in our front cabinet room and we are going to decorate it! My mom says that it is called an evergreen coniferous. That is a much better tradition than stuffing stuff in socks!" And so, as you see the tradition of the Christmas tree started with a bit of jealousy.
The modern Christmas tree tradition was begun in Central Europe and Germany. Prince Albert, a German prince and husband of Queen Victoria, brought the Christmas tree tradition… to the UK in 1841. Prince Albert
The tradition of the Christmas tree began during the early 15th century. This tradition started in Germany as a way for Christians to relay the story of the birth of Jesus… to Pagans.
Answer they thought it would be festive
The idea of Christmas trees came from Germany, when the king decided to put his family presents under a tree, it then became a family-tradition and spread country after countr…y and became very popular in the Christian religion.
The Christmas tree originated in central Europe in ancient times as a winter solstice ritual. Apples were hung in the tree to represent fertility and later candles were added …to represent light or stars. The tree was adopted as a Christian tradition later on.
To answer this we need to also take a look at where the Christmas tree came from. The Christmas tree came from the Germanic regions. Origionally it was part of a Pagan festiva…l called the "12 Rauhnachte," which means 12 harsh nights. During the winter, the Germanic people observed that everything seemingly died, and turned brown, with the exception of only a few evergreens. They superstitiously blamed evil spirits for causing all the plants to die. The evergreens that stayed alive became a symbol of life and immortality to them, so they included the tree into the festival. This Pagan ritual occurred during the end of December, through the beginning of January. The tree was brought indoors on Dec 24, and removed on Jan 6. They believed that the life-saving power of the evergreen could protect them and their homes from the evil spirits. Later the tree began to be decorated with fruit and other colorful items. Somewhere around the 1300's or maybe 1400's, the tree was excepted by the Catholic church as an addition to the Christmas holiday. This was fitting, since the Christmas holiday itself was adopted from another Pagan ritual known as the Saturnalia. The Saturnalia was a festival to the sun god Mithras, also known as Ra. This festival was winter festival, which occurred at the end of December and celebrated fertility and immortality. Like Christmas, the Saturnalia also included the exchanging of gifts, decorating of homes, and general merry-making.
That means its completely dead and drying out. The only thing you can go is throw it out.
The Christmas tree tradition started in the 12th century when the tree was hung upside down from the ceiling as a symbol of .Christianity The first decorated tree was at R…iga in Lature in 1510.
The exact origin of the Christmas tree is still being argued about, but it is safe to say that this symbol evolved from Pagan tradition. The Norse pagans and Celtic Dr…uids revered evergreens as manifestations of deities because they did not die from year to year but stayed green and alive when other plants appeared dead and bare. The trees represented everlasting life and hope for the return of spring. The druids decorated their trees with symbols of prosperity -- a fruitful harvest, coins for wealth and various charms such as those for love or fertility. Scandinavian Pagans are thought to be the first to bring their decorated trees indoors as this provided a warm and welcoming environment for the native fairy folk and tree elementals to join in the festivities. The Saxons, a Germanic pagan tribe, were the first to place lights on the their trees in the form of candles. Ancient Romans decorated their homes with greens at the Festival of Saturnalia, their New Year, and exchanged evergreen branches with friends as a sign of good luck. In the mid 16th century, Christmas markets were set up in German towns, to provide everything from gifts, food and more practical things such as a knife grinder to sharpen the knife to carve the Christmas Goose! At these fairs, bakers made shaped gingerbreads and wax ornaments for people to buy as souvenirs of the fair, and take home to hang on their Christmas Trees. In a manuscript dated 1601 a merchant in Strasbourg, Germany wrote that at Christmas, "they set up fir trees in the parlors in Strasbourg and hang thereon roses cut out of paper of many colors, apples, wafers, spangle-gold and sugar. The custom of decorating the trees may have developed from the medieval Paradise Play. This play was a favorite during the Advent season because it ended with the promise of a Saviour. The action in the play centered around a fir tree hung with apples The earliest date in England for a Christmas Tree was at Queen's Lodge, Windsor by Queen Charlotte, the German born wife of George III, for a party she held on Christmas Day, 1800, for the children of the leading families in Windsor. The Christmas Tree was made popular in England, by the German Prince Albert, soon after his marriage to Queen Victoria. In 1841, he began the custom of decorating a large tree in Windsor Castle. In 1848, a print showing the Royal couple with their children was published in the Illustrated London News. Albert gave trees to Army barracks and imitation followed. From this time onwards, the popularity of decorated fir trees spread beyond Royal circles and throughout society. Even Charles Dickens referred to the Christmas tree as that 'new German toy'. German immigrants brought the custom to the United States and tree decorating is recorded back to 1747 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. As to the introduction of electric lights on trees, this is credited to a friend of Thomas Edison, Edward Johnson who used electric lights on his tree in 1892.
The Christmas tree can be dated to hundreds of years ago stemming from the Pagan holiday belief that evergreens keep bad spirits away and bring life since the evergreen tree r…arely changes from its natural green color.
Catholic missionaries to the pagan Germanic tribes. The pagan Germanic tribes worshiped trees, especially the Oak tree. The missionaries saw the twisted Oak as sym…bolizing the twisted lies of the devil and chose a Pine to symbolize the straight and true faith of Christianity. They used the new symbol to help convert the Germanic tribes to Catholicism. The Pine tree became the traditional Christmas Tree in Catholic Germany and was retained when Germany converted to Protestantism. When Queen Victoria of England married Prince Albert of Germany he brought the tradition of the Christmas Tree to England and Americans copied the tradition because at the time they were fascinated with everything Queen Victoria and her family was doing.