Sunday, December 24, 2006

First record of Christmas trees comes from Latvia

Most historical sources attribute the Christmas tree tradition to the Germans, although the first record of such a tree was in Riga, Latvia in 1510. What are now the nations of Estonia and Latvia were ruled by the German Teutonic Knights.

Pictured above is Riga at Christmas time.

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