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The 12th of December

Children and adults love decorating this plant! Families often have very special traditions about it: the date when it is set up in the home, what it is decorated with, which colours the ornaments have, the date when it is taken down, …

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Christmas Tree

Long ago, in Northern Europe people decorated their homes with evergreen fir branches in the winter. They hung apples, nuts or stars made from straw on them. It was to remind them that after the dark, cold times, the sun would return and make the world green again. Over time, the tradition of the Christmas tree developed from this.