Where did the idea for Christmas trees come from?

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Where did the idea for Christmas trees come from?

Answer

Christmas tree was Paradise tree, representing Tree of Knowledge (Genesis 2: 9), in medieval Paradise Play.

And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. (Genesis 2: 9)

Based on survived medieval Paradise play in Oberufer, Karl Julius Schröer (1825-1894) suggested that this play entered into Germany from Hungary.

As a consequence, Paradise Tree or Christmas Tree came from Hungary as well. Once Christmas  tree became native German custom, Germany has been playing a central role in introducing Christmas tree throughout the world.


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