Russian holidays

History of Christmas decorations in Russia

According to some sources, the tradition of decorating the Christmas tree was started by the German theologian Martin Luther. Allegedly, once he was walking home through the woods late in the evening and was so delighted with the combination of shining stars in the sky and tall pines and fir trees in the winter forest that when he came home, he installed a small fir tree in a tub and decorated it with candles. Continue reading “History of Christmas decorations in Russia”