Christmas tree: where does this tradition come from?

Christmas tree: where does this tradition come from?

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Nordmann, spruce, artificial ... The tree is the opportunity to make the spirit of Christmas prevail throughout the house. But do you know where this fairy tradition comes from? Make this quiz to update your knowledge.

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The tradition of the Christmas tree is of pagan origin?

That's right. It's wrong.


If it evokes the birth of the divine child, the spruce, a variety of fir tree, considered as the tree of childbirth symbolized the rebirth of the sun for the Celts. The latter were already in the habit of celebrating it on December 24, between 2000 and 1200 before the birth of Christ. It was not until the fourth century AD that December 25 was dedicated to the birth of Jesus by the Church.