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Where does decorating a Christmas tree come from?

Christmas Trees From Germany
Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we now know it in the 16th century when devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes. Some built Christmas pyramids of wood and decorated them with evergreens and candles if wood was scarce.

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Then, what is the symbolism of the Christmas tree?

In 2004, Pope John Paul called the Christmas tree a symbol of Christ. This very ancient custom, he said, exalts the value of life, as in winter what is evergreen becomes a sign of undying life, and it reminds Christians of the "tree of life" of Genesis 2:9, an image of Christ, the supreme gift of God to humanity.

Similarly, what goes on the Christmas tree first? 4. Start with the lights first. While pre-lit Christmas trees are popular and will save you time (and money) with tree lights, if you have a plain tree, always add the light first – it's more difficult to do this after you've added your decorations.

Also asked, is the Christmas tree Pagan?

Christmas trees did begin as a pagan tradition as early as the fourth century C.E., according to ABC News. European pagans were largely responsible for dressing their homes with the branches of evergreen fir trees in order to bring color and light into their dull winters.

Where is the Rockefeller Christmas tree from this year?

The tree will remain lit and on display on the plaza between West 49th and 50th Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues through an extended run in January, 2020.

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