It’s the Christmas season, and we are sure that many of you might be busy decorating this hallmark of holiday decor with bells, candles, lights. But it was something else before it turned up as the beautifully decorated Christmas tree with all fancy items around. So keep reading to know the interesting facts.
What do Christmas trees symbolize
As you decorate your home for the holidays, you may be wondering what Christmas trees symbolizes. So let us inform you that it is depicted as a sign of eternal life and fertility. In ancient cultures, basically during the time of Egyptians, there was a midset that the winter solstice was the turning point of all the seasons. And therefore they decorated the palm leaves and branches. As per the information gathered it began as a pagan tradition in order to bring color and light into their dull winters. They also associated with this type of tree with vitality and magic.
From where Christmas tree tradition originated
The true Christmas tree tradition dates back to 16th century Germany. It was the time when Christians started decorating the simple form of wood stacks in the form of a simple pyramid. But the tradition of adding candles to it came after Martin Luther who was inspired by the stars in the night, wished to create something, and hence to recreate a similar thing he started using candlelight to brighten it up.
The tradition was quite prevalent in Germany till the 1700s and early 1800s. But do you know that America did not accept it all during those times? And the people were severely punished if they celebrated it in this way, they believed that Christmas is a holy festival and should be celebrated in the church. And by no other means. But later when the German migrants began to make the way they established their own traditions. They started decorating community Christmas trees in the late 18th century and soon they made their way to individual homes. And Later the Americans were convinced that these trees were desirable holiday decorations.
How It Is Associated To Christians
The Christmas tree being triangular represents trinity and therefore represented as the symbol of Christ. And from there on the tree was also symbolized as Christ and new life. And now every year at Christmas people decorate it with all sorts of things. And even the people of different cultures also bring home the artificial Christmas tree and beautifully decorate them to light up their house.