An Interesting History of The Christmas Tree


As every year on Christmas we decorate the tree of pine. The pine tree was used as a Christmas tree and its alternate name is becoming Christmas tree. Nobody knows that when actually pine tree was used as a Christmas tree. The Christmas tree is used decorate home to welcome the spring season. Christian celebrates this festival, but now a day’s all people are celebrating this festival. Traditionally, people decorate the tree with eatable things like fruits, nuts, chocolates, cakes, pastries with the shape of stars etc. and also decorates candle.


People decorate their houses with the evergreen branches during the New Year. They plant a new tree in their houses. Tree worship was common among the pagan Europeans and survived their conversion to Christianity in the Scandinavian customs of adorning the home and hangar with evergreens (pine tree) at the New Year to fright away the devil and of setting up a tree for the birds during Christmastime.

During the 8th century messenger from the Catholic Church began to make their way north what is known as now Germany and the Netherlands. One of the messengers who became the moral bishop of Germany was saint Boniface. Boniface was the strong and moral gentile who set back the pagan formal procedures of nature devotion and human give up. Many people of Germany accept the catholic. While in Europe it was not so much popular till the marriage of Princess Victoria to her cousin Prince Albert of Germany. By 1841 the costume became even more common. The first mention of the Christmas tree in American literature was in a story in the 1836 edition of The Token and Atlantic Souvenir, titled “New Year’s Day,” by Catherine Maria Sedgwick, where she tells the story of a German maid decorating her mistress’s tree.

Traditionally the Christmas tree taking down and setting up was associated with the specific day. The Christmas tree was not brought until 24th December or traditionally the first day of Christmas 23th December and it will remove on 5th January. If the person taking up or remove after or before this date was even believed as bad luck. As different countries there are different ways of taking down and setting up the trees.