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Thursday, 24 December 2015 10:57

Most Magnificent Christmas Trees Around the World

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Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.
 
No matter whether it’s cold or hot where you live right now, Christmas is still long-awaited and joyful holiday for many of us, and it’s getting closer and closer. Certainly, it’s difficult to imagine this wonderful celebration coming to pass without one of its main symbol: a beautiful and unique Christmas tree. Every year, many cities around the world seek to create a unique design for their Christmas trees to impress both tourists and locals.


The modern Christmas tree tradition is believed to have begun in Germany in the 18th century though many argue that Martin Luther began the tradition in the 16th century.


From Germany the custom was introduced to Britain, first via Queen Charlotte, wife of George III, and then more successfully by Prince Albert during the reign of Queen Victoria. By 1841 the Christmas tree had become even more widespread throughout Britain. By the 1870s, people in the United States had adopted the custom of putting up a Christmas tree.


Given below are some of the most magnificent Christmas Trees around the world;

Melbourne, Australia 
This one was built out of over half a million Lego bricks. 
Aus
 
Vilnius, Lithuania 
An unusual but charming design for the national Christmas tree in Cathedral Square.
 
Vilnius

New York, USA 
The extravagant opening of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Traditional and stylish!

USA

 

Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Thanks to its size and unique nature, this tree entered the Guinness Book of Records. Nearly 3,000 people participated in its creation

Honduras
 
Gubbio, Italy
The residents of Gubbio are lucky enough to be able to see this enormous Christmas tree from anywhere in their city. Located on Mount Ingino, this beautiful design is more than 650 meters tall. It entered the Guinness Book of Records in 1991.

 Italy

Taipei, Taiwan
The height of this truly unique tree, which was made using LED lights, is about 36 meters. A month before the holiday, there’s a light show here every half hour after sunset.

Taiwan


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio boasts the largest Christmas tree in the world — at an incredible 82 metres in height. It’s built on a floating platform in the middle of lake Lagoa. Each year, the tree is decorated in a different way, and light shows and fireworks are also organised according to the themes of the year.


brazil


Washington, USA
This is the national Christmas tree in the USA. To reach the capital, the tree had to make a long journey from Alaska, traveling around 7,000 kilometres.

Washignton


Byblos, Lebanon
This thirty-five-metre-high construction is located in the oldest port in the world.

lebanaon


Turin, Italy
This highly original and beautiful Christmas tree is located in Piazza Castello.

Turin

 



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