Christmas is close and each of us has already chosen a beautiful and richly tree to impodobii, because it is tradition or because we want to feel more Christmas atmosphere. What is really Christmas tree ...? We gathered a few lines from various books about Christmas and imparatasesc them with you.
A legend of the Christmas tree originated in the century sixteen century. This legend says that Martin Luther (1483-1546) began the tradition of adornment for the celebration of Christmas trees. On Christmas Eve, around late 1500, he was walking among the trees covered with snow and was overwhelmed by the beauty of a small group of trees. Their branches covered by snow, glittered in the moonlight. When he got home, he brought a small tree in the house and said children's story. A tree decorated with candles, they lit in honor of the Nativity.
Soon Christmas trees became popular in Germany, and started inFinland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway along with nineteen th century. Austria had the first tree when Princess Henriette of conditioning one for Vienna in 1816. In 1840, Princess Helen of Mecklenburg brought a tree in Paris. In England only after Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg, born in Germany, husband of Queen Victoria, which has a Christmas tree at Windsor Castle in 1841 to keep the tradition of his native country. In the USA, was introduced by a German professor, Charles Follen, who teach at Harvard for his son every year since 1832. The first Christmas tree in a church was not approved by Pastor Henry Schwan, in 1851, in Clevelan, Ohio.
For hundreds of years, people grow the tree as a symbol of life, and the installation of lights for Christmas tree light is a symbol of spring, the triumph of light over darkness of winter.
In the old almanacs every day in the calendar is attributed to a saint, and 24 ofcembra occur Adam and Eve. JF Lagerman said that when Adam left the Garden of Eden, broke a branch from the tree forbidden. It was the same tree as that which later became the Christmas tree, and then Holy Cross wood for the Savior.
We wish you all - Merry Christmas!
Alfred Carl Hottes - 1001 Christmas Facts and Fancies 1937 - kessinger Publishing Co., 2004
Herbert Henry Werneck - Christmas Customs Around the World - Westminster, 1999
Robin Main - Santa-Tizing - Xulon Press, 2008
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