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Look for an Evergreen Day
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Gotta Find the Perfect Christmas Tree!

When: December 19th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Channel your inner Griswold and embark on a sacred Christmas journey to find the ultimate family Christmas tree!  Find the perfect evergreen wreath to hang outside your door during the holidays.

Numbers

There are over 630 species Evergreen type of trees.

Description

Most people start thinking about pines when they hear the word “evergreen,” but in reality the evergreens include many other species such as Junipers, Firs and Redwoods. The evergreen fir tree has traditionally been used fort thousands of years to celebrate winter festivals.  As far back in the days of Caesar. Romans even used the fir tree to decorate their homes.  In some cultures such as that in Saudi Arabia Christians have to celebrate Christmas not in the open but only in the privacy of their homes. Christmas lights are frowned upon in the area forcing families celebrated Christmas and putting up Christmas trees not in the windows or on display in their homes but in places only seen themselves rather than be shared with neighbors. 

Interesting Facts

  1. The evergreen tree is considered a symbol of immortality and eternal life.
  2. Christmas trees are grown in all 50 United States.
  3. Germany started the Christmas tree tradition in the 16th century when Christians brought decorated trees into their homes.
  4. Christmas trees were brought by the Germans to the United States in the 1830s by the Germans settling in the state of Pennsylvania.
  5. The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree tradition has been ongoing since 1948.

Information

Observed:
  • December 19th
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