Currently probably no one are able to imagine the Christmas without Christmas tree and Christmas carols. However does anyone have knowledge about where did those traditions have their beginning?
The Tradition of Christmas tree
The tradition of holiday tree comes from Germany. In the 16th century German Christians locate in their homes the decked trees. Somebody was built Christmas pyramids and decked them with candles and evergreens. Candles was hunged on a holiday tree by Martin Luther in the same time. Inspiration for candles arised in the time of walking. Martin Luther one winter evening saw brillinace of stars shining amidst plants.
Holiday tree in American culture
Small group of people know that majority of 19th century American citizens treated holiday trees as oddity. One of the first information about Christmas tree in that area come from 1830s and tell about settlers from German as a proprietors of holiday tree. Somebody say that the Pennsylvania German settlements decorated holiday trees as early as 1747. However, as late as the 1840s holiday trees were treated as symbols of pagan and they weren’t accepted by majority of Americans.
The history of carols
The word „carol” actually means dance or a song of joy and praise. Initially carols were songs of pagans those were sung during celebration of Winter Solstice when members of event danced round stone circles. Christians inspired pagan songs and prepared songs for Christian. In 129 the song „Angel’s Hymn” was popular and sung at a Christmas service in Rome. Other Christmas hymn was written in 760 by Comas from Jerusalem. Then many composers all over the Europe try to creating holiday carols. But the most of Christmas songs was written in Latin and because of that a lots of Christians had lost interest those things.
Christmas tree and Christmas songs are beautiful traditions those are worth give from generation to generation. The information about long-standing history of Holiday tree and holiday carols makes them more amazing.