365 Project – Day 355

Deck The Halls. It is Christmas time and in England the tradition is to decorate our houses with evergreen leaves. This follows a pagan tradition going back to pre-Christian times and was then adopted, along with others, into Christian practice. Nowadays everybody does it regardless of their religious persuasion, which is good. The old song…

365 Project – Day 348

Oh Christmas Tree, oh Christmas Tree. Evergreen conifers to celebrate Christmas have been popular in Germany since the 15th and 16th century; evergreen wreaths and boughs were used by the Egyptians, Chinese and Hebrews going back to pagan times. In Britain Christmas Trees have been popular since Queen Victoria and Prince Albert married in 1841…