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A decoratit Christenmas tree.

A Christenmas decoration is ony kynd o decoration uised durin Yuiltime. Sic decorations are an important pairt o the Christenmas haliday. The tradeetional colours o Christenmas are green, white, an reid. Blue an white are aften uised tae represent winter. Thay can be uised tae represent Hanukkah forby, thit is aboot the same time. Kenspeckle haliday seembols include Babbie Jesus, Santae Claus, an the Starn o Bethlehem. Mony kintras hae different decorations dependin on thair tradeetions an the resoorces thay hae.

The day fur pittin up Christenmas decorations is sindry dependin on the place. In mony kintras, sic as Swaden, fowk stairt tae pit up thair decorations on the first day o Advent.[1] In the Unitit Kinrick, decorations are maistlins pit up in late November or early Dizember, naur the stairt o Advent. In the Unitit States, the tradeetional stairt o Yuiltime is Thanksgiein. In the Wastren Christian warld, the twa tradeetional days fur taein doun Christenmas decorations are Auld Yuil an Caunlemas. Gin thay'r no taen doun on Auld Yuil, thay shoud be left up till Caunlemas.[2]

The tradeetion o decoratin trees is said tae be awfie auld. Fur the Celts, trees war the seembol o life. Thay decoratit thaim fur midwinter.[3] Fowk fae Scandinavie daed this an aw, fur the Yuil festival, thit wis haudit aboot the ilk date as Christenmas. The Christenmas tree wis first uised by German Lutherans in the 16t yearhunner, wi records shawin thit a Christenmas tree wis pit in the Cathedral o Strasbourg in 1539, unner the guideship o the Protestant Reformer, Martin Bucer.[4][5]


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  1. Michelin (10 October 2012). Germany Green Guide Michelin 2012–2013. Michelin. p. 73. ISBN 9782067182110. Advent – The four weeks before Christmas are celebrated by counting down the days with an advent calendar, hanging up Christmas decorations and lightning an additional candle every Sunday on the four-candle advent wreath.
  2. "Candlemas" (in Inglis). British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 9 Apryle 2014. Any Christmas decorations not taken down by Twelfth Night (January 5th) should be left up until Candlemas Day and then taken down.
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  4. Senn, Frank C. (2012). Introduction to Christian Liturgy (in Inglis). Fortress Press. p. 118. ISBN 9781451424331. The Christmas tree as we know it seemed to emerge in Lutheran lands in Germany in the sixteenth century. Although no specific city or town has been identified as the first to have a Christmas tree, records for the Cathedral of Strassburg indicate that a Christmas tree was set up in that church in 1539 during Martin Bucer's superintendency.
  5. "The Christmas Tree". Lutheran Spokesman (in Inglis). 29–32. 1936. The Christmas tree became a widespread custom among German Lutherans by the eighteenth century.