Things to do with Advent/Christmas Pt 65: Overseas Christmas Traditions: Germany

Germany is renowned for its Pine trees. For hundreds of years they have been used in homes over Christmas and have been decorated, sometimes with an angel on top to symbolise the holiness of the season.
It became a worldwide phenomenon in the late 18th/early-mid 19th Century, when they were exported abroad by German immigrants and people returning from visits to that part of Europe. Notably by Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert! Perhaps one of the most renowned of global Christmas traditions, but also, globally, among the most recent

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