domingo, 20 de diciembre de 2015

Christmas traditions VII: wreaths


Wreaths were used by many societies for different reasons, including Romans who wore them as crowns. It is not known when they became decorative wall hangings, but it's possible that wreaths won in contests were put on display, similar to trophies today.

The Advent wreath is German in origin. Usually with four candles, one is lit every Sunday before Christmas, representing the coming of Jesus. For Christians, evergreen plants in a continuous circle symbolise everlasting hope and life.

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