The former German Alsace is the place where Christmas trees are produced. According to legend, there was a hermit Saint Lorentine, who lived in a forest in Alsace, and he was very fond of children. One years of Christmas, he hopes that nearby children, can play together happily, but he is very poor, no money to buy children's favorite toys and candies, so he is very vexed about this matter.
One morning, when Lorentine was walking in the woods, he saw a small fir tree, covered with snow, with many small strips of ice hanging on its branches, shining brightly, and very beautiful through the sun. He brought back the tree and planted it in the basin. And they picked up some wild berries in the woods, and made them with flour to make some crosses, or a small star-shaped cake, and hung them above the branches. And with a few small candles, inserted on the branch, the tree dressed in a colorful, very beautiful. On Christmas Eve, Lorentine played the clock, the children heard, all ran to his hut, everyone around the tree, dancing singing Christmas songs, and then Lorentine the cake to the children to eat, so that everyone had a happy Christmas. Later, the custom spread.
In 1837, after marrying a Duke of France, Princess Helen of Germany, the Christmas tree came to Paris with her. In 1841, Victoria's husband put a Christmas tree in front of Windesa. This custom from the royal to the aristocratic class, and then popular to the civil. In the 1830, a large number of Germans emigrated to the United States. These people are Catholic and Christian, mostly scattered in New York and all over England. Their Christmas tree attracted the attention and imitation of the locals, and later the Christmas tree became popular in American churches and families. Around the world, especially in Europe, America and Australia, Christmas tree has become the most lively, lovely decorations, dotted with the colorful Christmas, but also symbolizes the joy and hope.
The decorations on the Christmas tree seem to be similar around the world. Because Christmas is in winter, the Christmas tree is used in evergreen trees. It is mostly a four or five-foot-tall small palm tree, or small pine, planted in a large flowerpot, covered with colourful little candles or light bulbs, and a variety of decorations and ribbons, as well as the children's toys and gifts from their families. After decorating, put it in the corner of the living room. If it is placed in a church, auditorium, or public place, the Christmas tree is relatively tall, and the tree can also be placed under the gift.
According to the Christmas customs records, the first Christmas tree is a small palm tree on the roadside of white cold city. On the first night of Jesus ' birth, the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph, walking to the white-cold city, were very tired, and the Virgin was resting under the tree, and the little palm tree, like a favored one, unfolded its branches and gave the Virgin a cold wind. In the middle of the night, Jesus Christ was born. At this time, a particularly bright star appeared in the sky, emitting a wonderful light, directly into the small palm tree head, circled into a beautiful aperture. Since then, the small palm trees in Christmas, occupies a seat of glorious position. As for the Christmas tree to be popular all over the world, it is only 19th century. In medieval times, German popular religious dramas, in a play in the Garden of Eden, after God made a man, Adam and Eve betrayed God, the play with a palm tree is covered with apples, representing the tree of life or know good and evil tree. Later the tree of life in the faithful trick was moved home, symbolizing the advent of the Savior. With this symbolic development, by the 15th century, decorating the Christmas tree, has become a custom.
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