Washington: America’s First Lady Jill Biden has received an official 2021 White House Christmas tree. With this, the annual process of decorating the White House has been started.
On Monday, the first lady received a Christmas tree, which is part of a tradition that has been going on since 1966, Xinhua news agency reported.
According to his office, the 18-and-a-half-foot Fraser fir is from Peak Farms in Jefferson, North Carolina and presented by Rusty and Beau Estes, the 2021 Grand Champion growers of the National Christmas Tree Association that also served during the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations. was received.
As per CNN reports, the tree will be placed in the Blue Room of the White House and decorated with a theme, which will be unveiled after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Every year, the room’s chandelier is removed to accommodate the height of the Christmas tree, the office said.
The White House Christmas tree tradition dates back to 1889, when President Benjamin Harrison placed the first tree in a yellow room decorated with candles, according to the White House Historical Association.
It is believed that Tree got its start in the Blue Room in 1912 during the Taft administration.
In 1961 the then First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy selected a theme for the Blue Room Tree which became a tradition and continues to this day.
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