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Geocaching Holiday Tag The First Christmas Tree - 1

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Monday, January 1, 2018
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In Reumageo Kuusamo 2

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First visit Santa Claus Village (Arctic Circle Jump) and then I want this travel bug to attend as much countries as possible and to travel around the world as much times as possible. 

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The First Christmas Tree - 1

When searching for the historical beginning of the first Christmas tree, one must go very deep into the past. Just like Santa Claus one finds that the first Christmas tree was combination of many different facts, legends and customs. 

Apparently it is not a well know fact that the location of the first recorded evergreen tree being used in a new year (Christmas) celebration was in Town Hall Square in Riga in 1510. 

In the past, there have been stories about Martin Luther walking in the woods near Riga and he created the first Christmas Tree. But actually, the Riga tree reference and the Martin Luther Tree reference are two different occurrences.

The Martin Luther Tree was not the Riga Tree. In fact, little is known about the original Riga tree other than the fact that it was attended by men wearing black hats, and that after a ceremony, they burnt the tree.

The legend says that the first Riga tree in 1510 was decorated with paper flowers and burnt on the bonfire after the ceremony; most probably, with a toast for the future, with steins held high!


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Tracking History (10241.8mi) View Map

Dropped Off 2/9/2019 marjaimarjai placed it in Reumageo Kuusamo 2 Finland - .27 miles  Visit Log

This is nice tree to rest before the next adventure. 🌲

Visited 2/9/2019 marjaimarjai took it to Reumageo Kuusamo 4 Finland - 91.04 miles  Visit Log


Visited 2/8/2019 marjaimarjai took it to Pelkosenniemen taistelu Finland - 87.11 miles  Visit Log


Visited 2/6/2019 marjaimarjai took it to Tonttu Finland - 103.63 miles  Visit Log

Ä short visit.

Retrieve It from a Cache 1/31/2019 marjaimarjai retrieved it from KÄYRÄMÖ Finland   Visit Log


Discovered It 1/4/2019 Jaliksen Örkit discovered it Finland   Visit Log

Seen at Käyrämö

Dropped Off 12/31/2018 Vipex50 placed it in KÄYRÄMÖ Finland - 35.56 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 12/31/2018 Vipex50 retrieved it from Puulanssi Finland   Visit Log

I take with.

Dropped Off 12/31/2018 Samurai5602 placed it in Puulanssi Finland - 19.79 miles  Visit Log
Visited 12/31/2018 Samurai5602 took it to Jätämmä hyvästit kätköilyvuodelle 2018 Finland   Visit Log
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