history of Christmas tree : Altai hypothesis
It is well known, that tradition of Christmas tree was in use at
Germany of XVII century. But, a little known nowadays, how, when and
why it appeared at Germany.
possible hypothesis is closely related with Altai
Hypothesis of Indo
historians argue that Christianity in its European form, as well as
tradition of New Year and Christmas celebration has easy recognizable
predecessor - believes of people in Great
Steppes and Altai region.
used runic alphabets – almost the same as runic alphabets of
Europe, they had a tradition to celebrate New Year at winter, and it
was birthday of Ulgan
deity - creator of universe. The totem of this deity is birch tree or
beliefs are part of Tengriism
– ancient believe, which still practiced at Siberia in the form
and point of view exist, even Native
Americans practiced some
forms of Tengriism.
according modern Shamans
of Siberia, who are
ancestors of Tengriism, tree is symbol of eternity, it is “worlds
it is very probable, Christmas tree tradition is very old one. It was
brought to us through many centuries – from eastern Siberia,
then to Great Steppes of Russia / Ukraine, next, probably through
Attila the Hun, to Europe, next, to Christianity.
Finally, nowadays, we still celebrate Christmas with “Worlds
tree”, which is ancient symbol of universe, eternity and