January 1, 2023, 11:38 – Public News Service – OSN

The tradition of decorating a Christmas tree for the New Year was brought to Spain by the Russian princess Sofya Trubetskaya, who was a rather famous person in Madrid in the 19th century. This was told in an article in La Vanguardia columnist Javier Vitaltella Ortiz.

According to him, the “refined and elegant” princess was one of the most influential persons in the high society of the Spanish capital. Therefore, she was also a trendsetter. When a Christmas tree decorated with toys appeared in her house, all the nobility of Madrid decided to follow her example.

Princess Sophia Trubetskaya was a noble figure at the court of the Russian emperor. After she married José Osorio, Marquis de Alcañizes, she moved to Spain.

Experts previously told how to extend the life of a Christmas tree if you decide to purchase a natural spruce. Read more about this in material Public news service.