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Upside-Down Christmas Tree a Slavic Tradition

By December 5, 2013

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Despite upside-down Christmas trees being all the rage a few years ago, touted for their space-saving qualities, they actually have been featured that way by Poles, Carpatho-Rusyns, Slovaks, Ukrainians and other Slavs for centuries.

Upside-Down Christmas Tree
Upside-Down Christmas Tree
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Carpatho-Rusyns, Ukrainians and some Slovaks, who are Orthdox Christians, won't put up their christmas tree until Christmas Eve on Jan. 6, according to the Julian calendar. Some still follow the old ways and hang their tree upside down. Read more about the tradition of the upside-down Christmas tree.

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