Christmas tree is the most important part of the Christmas and festive celebrations as it traditionally signifies winter festivals. For so many years, we decorate them with ornaments, lights and various other stuff.But what makes this simple thing so special? Well, then you need to check out these fun facts about Christmas tree that most of us don’t know.
1. The decorating tradition of Christmas tree was started a long time back!
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Over 2000 years ago, people used to decorate evergreen trees for winter celebrations because they were seen as the symbol of life as they used to stay green all year long.
2. First Christmas tree with electric lights
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First Christmas tree with electric lights came into existence around 1890 which is almost 127 years ago. Before this, people used candles to light up the tree.
3. Weird decorations
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It is very common in Ukraine and Poland to decorate Christmas tree with ornaments which look like spider web and spiders.
4. Ceiling tree
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During 17th and 18th centuries, people used to hang the Christmas tree upside down. This ceiling tree decoration was very common at that time and one can still find its traces in the present.
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5. Food decorations
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Earlier, people used to decorate Christmas tree with cookies, nuts, fruits and even cakes. People also used put gifts in the tree’s branches.
6. Tallest tree
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World’s tallest and largest floating tree according to the Guinness World Record was measured 85 meters, which is about 278 feet and 10 inches was built for an annual tradition in Rodrigo De Freitas Lagoon in Brazil.
So, these were the few fun facts about Christmas tree that you might not know.