A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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THE IMPOSSIBLE HOME: Robert Kroetsch and his German Roots
Question 2
The North American tradition of putting up a Christmas tree is an English tradition brought to Canada by the British.

False. It was in Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, that Canada's first illuminated Christmas tree, a medieval German custom, was erected in 1781 by General von Riedsel, commander of the German troops in North America.


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