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The birthplace of Christmas tree



Today I start the photo series of Riga Christmas decorations. Here you see Townhall square where traditionally one of city's main trees is installed. This is a very important place because exactly 500 years ago the first Christmas tree in the world was set up here. So, yes, Riga is the birthplace of this Christmas tree decoration tradition which is beloved in all Christian world. Don't believe me? :) Then check out the official page of American Christmas Tree Association: http://www.christmastreeassociation.org/Article%20Pages/christmas_tree_500th_birthday

More about the first Christmas trees: http://www.christmasarchives.com/trees.html and http://www.firstchristmastree.com/.
The birthplace of Christmas tree Reviewed by PhotoRiga on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Rating: 5

4 comments:

  1. Picture post card perfect!
    Margaret

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  2. What a beautiful Gingerbread Town! The lighting is amazing, I'm putting Riga on my travel list. Merry Christmas.

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  3. How beautiful! Just looking at this makes me feel very Christmassy.

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  4. I did not know that, thanks for the info.

    Oh, and it's a fine Christmas photo of course.

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