Facts about Christmas tree
Christmas Tree Facts
- Generally, in the European countries of the world, Belgium, Norway, Sweden and Holland, twigs of Christmas tree were used for exorcism. In such places, sprigs were planted, and it became a belief that by planting its branches, ghosts would not come.
- In European countries, planting a Christmas tree on Christmas has become a mandatory tradition. If there is no natural tree, then fake trees are bought and planted in houses. Today, many artificial Christmas trees are found in the market. The rich people have also started decorating the Christmas tree with gold and silver.
- According to one belief, the tradition of decorating the Christmas tree on Christmas started from Germany. This tradition reached England from the 19th century, where it came into vogue all over the world. In America, it was started by immigrants from Germany.
- By the way, the story of the Christmas tree is from the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. When he was born, his parents Mary and Joseph, who also had angels, illuminated an evergreen fur with stars. Ever since the evergreen Christmas fur tree has been recognised as a Christmas tree.
- There are many beliefs about the Christmas tree. According to faith in ancient Rome, a small branch of a tree was given by an infant to some tribals in exchange for food and shelter. It is believed that he was none other than an infant, Lord Jesus Christ himself. By planting a Christmas tree in homes, people wish for good flow on Christmas.
- Christmas tree is planted in England in memory of birthday, marriage or death of a family member. They wish that the earth is always greener with this.
- Ancient history and some legends have also revealed that the Christmas tree was planted in the garden of Eden. When Eve broke the fruit of the tree, which God had refused to eat, then the growth of this tree stopped, and the leaf shrunk and became sharp. It is said that this tree did not grow until the time when the Lord Jesus was born. After that, this tree started growing.
- Another story about the Christmas tree is that an old lady brought home a branch of a cedar tree and planted it in the house. But spider made his webs on it. When the Lord Jesus was born, those webs were turned into the gold wire. There are many beliefs, stories and history in such relation.
- It is said that the festival called Yule, which is now mixed in the celebration of the big day, used to decorate the trees a lot at this festival. Probably this led to the practice of the Christmas tree.
- Well, there is a long story behind the tradition of the Christmas tree. Some historians believe that the sparkling-twinkling Christmas was related to Martin Luther. Martin Luther put a candle burning from every small plant to inspire people towards the light of heaven. It was the symbol of the light of heaven, which first appeared in Bethlehem on the occasion of Christmas.
- This tradition was first in Germany, it was later brought to Britain, which became popular in the royal family. In Germany, cedar trees were decorated with rose flowers, apples and coloured paper. Martin Luther first lit them with candles.
- In the year 1834, Prince Albert decorated the first Christmas tree in the royal house, which was gifted to the Prince by the Queen of Norway. Some people believe that the tradition of Christmas existed since BC.
- The people of Egypt used to celebrate the shortest day festival in Sharad Ritu. On this day, he used to bring palm leaves in his house, which symbolised victory over death in life. Residents of Rome used to pick up the branches of green trees on the day of Saturn festival and took part in the celebration.
- The planting of the Christmas tree began in the seventh century by Saint Bonifus of Britain. He placed the triangular wood in front of people to show the symbolism of the Trinity, God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. This wood was of fur tree. Evergreen fur tree was considered sacred even before BC.
- Modern Christmas tree originated from Germany in the 16th century. At that time, the drama of Adam and Eve used to plant a fur tree. Pyramids were also placed on the stage. A star was placed on top of it. Later in the 16th century, the fur tree and the pyramid merged and became the Christmas tree.
- Christmas became very popular in the 18th century, later it became popular in England. Christmas came in North America in the 19th century, and this tradition made a place in the whole world. Today is a good Christmas tree market.
- The most decorated Christmas tree was seen in the city of Riga in Latvia in 1510 AD.
- The first printed reference to the Christmas tree was seen in Germany in 1531.
- Around 1 lakh people get employment from a full time or part-time Christmas tree industry.
- There are more than 15 thousand Christmas tree farms in America where there are more than 35 million Christmas trees. The most popular Christmas trees are noble fir, Fraser fir, balsam fir, Scotch pine, Douglas fir, Virginia pine and white pine.
- Apart from green trees, trees like cherries and hawthorns were used as Christmas trees in ancient times.
- The first Christmas tree retail lot in America was started by Mark Carr in New York in 1851.