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Christmas Trees – American holidays

By |2019-04-03T11:10:14-07:00August 14th, 2017|North America, Northern Europe, Religion|

Christmas Tree in Germany (late 1700s, by Joseph Keller) Evergreens and the winter holidays Because Christmas is related to old celebrations of the winter solstice, evergreen trees have always been popular decorations in northern countries at Christmastime. They're green when everything else is dead and white. Why do the seasons change? More about Christmas American religion All our [...]

Christmas – American holiday

By |2019-04-02T09:57:29-07:00August 14th, 2017|History|

Big Horn Medicine Wheel in Wyoming (1300 AD) Native American origins of Christmas Even before 1500 AD, people in North America celebrated a winter religious festival when the days stopped getting shorter and began to get longer again. Native American religion Why are there seasons? All our Native American articles Many people built stone structures [...]