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Christmas Wreath - geograph.org.uk - 639554
A Christmas wreath on a house door in England.
Sofia - Odrysian Wreath from Golyamata Mogila
A golden wreath and ring from the burial of an Odrysian Aristocrat at the Golyamata Mogila in the Yambol region of Bulgaria. Mid 4th century BC.

A wreath (/rθ/) is an assortment of flowers, leaves, fruits, twigs, or various materials that is constructed to form a ring.

In English-speaking countries, wreaths are used typically as household ornaments, most commonly as an Advent and Christmas decoration. They are also used in ceremonial events in many cultures around the globe. They can be worn as a chaplet around the head, or as a garland around the neck. Wreaths have much history and symbolism associated with them.

They are usually made from evergreens and symbolize strength, as evergreens last even throughout the harshest winters. Bay laurel may also be used; bay laurel wreaths are known as laurel wreaths.


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