Evergreens often decorated houses for winter holidays, long before the appearance of Christianity. For many ancient people, the sun was a god, and they believed that when winter comes, it means that the sun is sick and weak. Evergreen trees reminded them of those green plants that will grow again in the summer when the sun recovers. It is generally believed that in the 16th century, Germany laid the foundations of the tradition of the Christmas tree in the form in which we know it now. For Americans, Christmas trees were an oddity, they considered them pagan symbols, and Christmas trees became popular in America only in the 19th century. As a rule, coniferous trees, such as spruce, pine or fir, or an artificial tree of a similar appearance are used for the Christmas tree. A survey conducted in 2019 showed that 77% of Americans purchase a Christmas tree for Christmas, and among them 81% are artificial, and 19% are live Christmas trees. The first Christmas trees were decorated with apples, lollipops and pastries in various shapes. Later, there were glass balls, tin and wooden figures that could be hung on Christmas trees. An angel or a star is placed on the top of the Christmas tree, which symbolize the Angel Gabriel or the Star of Bethlehem.
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Published: Dec 31, 2022
Updated: Jan 18, 2023