Let’s review some details regarding the Christmas holidays.
Origin of the Christmas tree
Christmas in the Western Hemisphere has an emblem to show that this holiday is coming and that is the Christmas tree, which is now usually represented by a pine tree. The origin of the Christmas tree dates back to the 8th century in Germany, at the time that Boniface felled an oak tree dedicated to Thor in the Hesse region and, after reading the Gospel, offered a fir tree, a tree of peace that represented eternal life , decorating it with apples and candles.
When to put up the Christmas tree?
This is the most important information you should consider in order to dress your home, office or business in the spirit of this important festival of the Christian faith.
Regardless of the commercial ideas of the Christmas parties, the beginning of this is the Advent period.
Advent is the period in which four Sundays are considered before the Nativity that refers to the birth of Jesus. The Christmas garland has four candles that are lit correspondingly for each week.
According to the calendar for this 2022 the correct date to put up your Christmas tree and decorate it is the day Advent begins, this year it would be on Sunday, November 28 and ends on December 24.
When do the posadas start?
In the sense of tradition and Catholic practice it is called “posadas” which represent each of the nine days, representing a value such as humility, strength, detachment, charity, trust, justice, purity, joy and generosity. This term comes from “asking for an inn” by José and María who were on their way to Bethlehem. The Mexican tradition has a song so that the holy pilgrims can be received in a place and continue towards their destination. An inn must happen between December 16 to 24, otherwise it is a party with punch, fritters, with friends and family.