jueves, 17 de diciembre de 2015

Christmas traditions IV: Christmas tree

The fir tree became associated with Christianity when Saint Boniface, a monk from Devonshire, went to preach in an area of Germany that became famous for its Christmas decorations. The triangular shape of the tree was used to explain the concept of the trinity, the continuous green represented the everlasting hope of mankind and its shape signified thoughts towards heaven.

Decorated trees gained vogue in Britain when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were pictured with their children around one in the Illustrated London News.

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