European dating customs

The word 'wreath' comes from the Old English word 'writhen' which means to writhe or twist.Christmas Wreaths as we know them today, might have started life as Kissing Boughs (see below) or come from the German and Eastern European custom of Advent Wreaths.The main powers set up colonies in most of the Americas and Africa, and parts of Asia.In the 20th century, World War I, and World War II resulted in massive numbers of deaths.

Later, the Roman Empire came to dominate the entire Mediterranean basin.The fall of the Roman Empire in AD 476 traditionally marks the start of the Middle Ages.Beginning in the 14th century a Renaissance of knowledge challenged traditional doctrines in science and theology.Laurel has been worn as a wreath on the head to symbolise success and victory for thousands of years. Fir and Yew trees are evergreen and so signify everlasting life with God.Fir is also very commonly used for Christmas Trees.

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