December 21st Trivia Solution

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Where and when did the custom of having and decorating Christmas trees originate?

Correct answer:

 
  • Bremen, Germany circa 1570


Incorrect answers:

  • Riga, Latvia 1510

  • Oslo, Norway 1525

  • In Rockefeller Plaza


Interesting Info:

  • The custom of the Christmas tree developed in early modern Germany with predecessors that can be traced to the 16th and possibly the 15th century, in which "devout Christians brought decorated trees into their homes.". It acquired popularity beyond Germany during the second half of the 19th century. The Christmas tree has also been known as the "Yule-tree", especially in discussions of its folkloristic origins.

 

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