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Why was the tradition of Christmas trees started?
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.
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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.
Country of First Christmas Tree Germany was the first country to start the Christmas tree tradition
It comes from the ancient Celts. They would bring in fir/pine trees during the winter solstice because it was one of the few plants still alive in winter. When the Catholic ch…urch began to use the ancient customs as part of the conversion of the tribes they used the items all ready in use. For Christ Mass they used the fir/pine tree, but because of its shape they related the three points on the tree to the Trinity. As time went on people began to decorate the tree. The Germans added candles and other items to the tree and in the 1800's when the Dickens Christmas Story was published Christmas became a major holiday with a tree, dinner, gifts, and crackers. Everyone wanted to copy the day from the story. Add other things like Santa and you move towards the Christmas that we have today. By-the-way the red suit Santa comes from a Coke Cola ad in the early 1900's. He was dressed all in red and white since those are the colors of the product. The company still uses him today in their ads.
Answer they thought it would be festive
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
OK guys I'm sorry for the answer before i have to improve it because I'm doing this for a project and i was disappointed of the answer! the right answer is it started in centr…al Europe. more Pacific you ask Germany.
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.
In Victorian times Prince Albert introduce the German practise of the Christmas tree into England and I believe it spread from there, along with xmas cards, yule logs and othe…r things.
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.
which country started the tradition of having Christmas trees
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.
The exact facts surrounding the first President to start the White House Christmas tree tradition are disputed. Some sources say it was President Franklin Pierce in either 185…3 or 1856. Some sources say it was President Benjamin Harrison in 1888, 1889 or 1891. Since 1961 the theme of the decorations on the Christmas tree has been decided by the First Lady of the United States.
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.