Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The story behind the christmas tree

As many as you probably know, the Christmas tree originated in Germany. The tree became popular in England after Queen Victoria set up a christmas tree on behalf of Prince Albert, her Germanic husband. By the influence of German immigrants to the US, the tree migrated across the Atlantic Ocean. In Germany, Christmas trees traditionally are fully decorated on Christmas Eve and than remains up in the home until about 6th of January, 12 days after Christmas on Heilig Drei Koenige, it is a federal holiday to celebrate the Holy Three Kings.

1 comment:

  1. Ja das stimmt - unseren Weihnachtsbaum hab ich dieses Jahr schon am 23. aufgestellt und am 6.1. wird er abgeräumt. Es ist eine schöne Tradition!

    Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland