Alsace, Germany, was once home to Christmas trees.According to legend, there was a hermit saint named Florence who lived in the forest of arthas.He likes children very much.One Christmas, he wanted to let the children nearby play with him, but he was too poor to buy their favorite toys and candies, so he was worried.
One morning, when he was walking in the woods, he saw a small fir tree.The trees were covered with snow.There are many small icicles hanging from the branches.So he carried the tree back and planted it in a pot.Then he took some wild fruit from the tree, powdered it, and made cakes of crosses or stars, and hung them on the branches of the trees.Then with some small candles, stick them in the branches, make the trees colorful, very beautiful.In the evening of Christmas, the children hear the bell, all run to their cabin, everyone around the Christmas tree, dance and sing Christmas songs, then the children give cakes to eat, let us have a happy Christmas.Since then, the custom has spread.
In 1837, princess Helen of Germany married a duke of France, and the Christmas tree was taken to Paris.In 1841, Victoria's husband placed a Christmas tree in front of Windsor palace.The custom spread from the royal family to the nobility and then became popular among the people.In 1830, a large number of German immigrants came to the United States.They are catholics and christians, mainly in New York and New England.Their Christmas tree caught the attention of the local people and was imitated.Later, Christmas trees became popular in American churches and homes.Around the world, especially in Europe, America and Australia, Christmas trees have become the most lively and lovely Christmas decorations, decorated with colorful Christmas colors, but also a symbol of happiness and hope.
Christmas tree decorations around the world seem to be the same.Because Christmas is in winter, the Christmas tree is always green.It is a small palm tree or a small pine tree 4 or 5 feet tall, a large pot of plants, inside which the little candlemas are filled with colorful or small electric lights, which send all kinds of decorations and colorful belts, children's toys, and family gifts.After decorating, put in the one horn of the sitting room.If you put it in a church, an auditorium or a public place, the Christmas tree will be taller and you can put presents under it.
According to Christmas custom, the first Christmas tree is a small palm tree on a roadside in Bethlehem, Israel.On the first night of Jesus' birth, the virgin Mary and st. Joseph came to Bethlehem. They were very tired.The virgin Mary rests under the tree.The little palm tree, as if it had received the favor of god, stretched out its branches to protect the virgin from the cold wind.At midnight, Jesus Christ was born.At this time, a particularly bright star appeared in the sky, giving off a wonderful light, straight at the head of the small palm tree, forming a beautiful aperture.Since then, small palm trees in Christmas, occupied a brilliant position.As for the popularity of Christmas trees all over the world, it was in the 19th century.In the middle ages, the popular German religious drama Eden, after god created human beings, when Adam and eve betrayed god, they used a palm tree full of apples to represent the tree of life or the tree of good and evil.Then the tree of life moves to the home in a friend's letter trick, symbolizing the coming of the savior.With the development of this symbol, decorating Christmas trees became a custom in the 15th century.