which country started the tradition of putting up a christmas tree ?
The tradition of putting up a Christmas tree dates back to the 16th century in Germany. According to legend, the Protestant reformer Martin Luther is credited with starting the tradition of decorating Christmas trees. It is said that one winter evening, while walking home through the woods, he was awestruck by the beauty of the stars shining through the branches of the trees. To capture the beauty of the moment, he set up a small tree in his home and decorated it with candles to mimic the twinkling stars.
The tradition of putting up a Christmas tree quickly spread throughout Germany and other parts of Europe, and it eventually made its way to the United States. Today, the Christmas tree is a popular holiday decoration in many countries around the world.
Prince Albert of Germany married Queen Victoria of England in 1841 and brought the Christmas tree tradition with him to England.