Putting up your Christmas Tree for the Dec 6th DCT

Go down

Putting up your Christmas Tree for the Dec 6th DCT

Post by redwings left wing #11 on Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:05 am

Its an american tradition, getting together with family and putting up your tree. Your parents lug down the boxes of ornaments, tinsel, the star, and the tree skirt. But where did the Christmas tree come from?

Research into customs of various cultures shows that greenery was often brought into homes at the time of the winter solstice. It symbolized life in the midst of death in many cultures. The Romans were known to deck their homes with evergreens during of Kalends of January 15. Living trees were also brought into homes during the old Germany feast of Yule, which originally was a two month feast beginning in November. The Yule tree was planted in a tub and brought into the home. But there is no evidence that the Christmas tree is a direct descendent of the Yule tree. Evidence does point to the Paradise tree however. This story goes back to the 11th century religious plays. One of the most popular was the Paradise Play. The play depicted the story of the creation of Adam and Eve, their sin, and their banishment from Paradise. The only prop on the stage was the Paradise tree, a fir tree adorned with apples. The play would end with the promise of the coming Savior and His Incarnation. The people had grown so accustomed to the Paradise tree, that they began putting their own Paradise tree up in their homes on December 24.

Have a good Saturday!

_________________
I am one of the 4 percent of teens that will stand up for God. Are you? Put this in your siggie if you are.

Go Obama!
avatar
redwings left wing #11

Male
Number of posts : 477
Location : Mass
Registration date : 2008-11-01

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Putting up your Christmas Tree for the Dec 6th DCT

Post by kittycat on Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:33 pm

Nice JJ My tree is up already and almost decorated. santa

_________________
Smookie from WI- Go Yankees

kittycat
Admin

Female
Number of posts : 482
Location : New York
Registration date : 2008-10-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Putting up your Christmas Tree for the Dec 6th DCT

Post by Taigan Sloths! on Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:51 pm

my house is finished santa rendeer

_________________


Dawg...........
avatar
Taigan Sloths!

Male
Number of posts : 870
Location : The South Part of, South Africa
Registration date : 2008-11-03

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Putting up your Christmas Tree for the Dec 6th DCT

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum