The history of Christmas tree and carols
Currently nobody are able to imagine the Christmas without holiday tree and Christmas songs. However does anybody have knowledge about where did those traditions have their beginning?
The history of Christmas tree
The tradition of holiday tree has its beginning in Germany. In the 16th century German Christians brought into their houses the decorated trees. Some was made Christmas pyramids and then decked them with candles and plants. Candles was hunged on a Christmas tree by Martin Luther in the 16th century too. Idea for candles appears in the time of walking. Mentioned protestant reformer one winter evening noticed brillinace of stars shining between plants.
Christmas tree in American culture
Small group of people know that the most 19th century American citizens treated Christmas trees as oddity. The first record about Christmas tree in that region appeared in 1830s and tell about German settlers as a proprietors of holiday tree. Somebody hold that the German settlers decorated holiday trees even in 1747. However, in the 1840s Christmas trees were seen as symbols of pagan and they were not approved by majority of residents of America.
The history of Christmas songs
The word „carol” in fact means dance or a song of joy and praise. In the past carols were pagan songs those were sung during celebration of Winter Solstice when people danced round circles of stone. Christians took over pagan customs and gave Christian songs. In 129 the song „Angel’s Hymn” was popular and sung at a Christmas celebrations in Italy. Another Christmas hymn was created in 760 by Comas from Jerusalem. Then more and more composers in Europe try to writting carols. But majority of carols was sung in Latin and that’s why many people had lost interest those things.
Christmas tree and carols are amazing customs those have to be give between generations. The knowledge about long history of Holiday tree and carols makes them more unusual.