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Place of the first
Christmas Tree

World's First Christmas Tree

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Why locals love it

Very few people know that the earliest found evidence of the first decorated Christmas Tree was about Christmas Tree in Riga. More than 500 years ago, back in 1510 the German traders decorated an evergreen tree at their home. Several years ago Riga Council built a plaque next to the House of Blackheads on former Market Square to memorialize it.

Why you should visit it

Have you ever thought why all Christians in the world have the tradition to decorate Christmas tree and since when people had begun to do it? Well nobody really knows, but at least you can visit the place where was the first Christmas tree was decorated according to the earliest known reference.

Special tip

The best time to visit the plaque is the Christmas period, because a real Christmas tree will be next to it as well

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We visited in September and there was a 4ft metal sculpture of a tree in the spot ....no actual tee ....but still fun
Marlene
Traveller
September 9, 2018

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