Christmas Around the World

“Weihnachten” in Germany

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Germany

“Weihnachten” in Germany elfe Christmas or as the germans call it “Weihnachten” is the most cheerful and important season of the year. The main night is Christmas Eve which takes place on December 24th. Families get together for a rich holiday diner and to wait for Santa (“Weihnachtsmann”) who brings the presents that night. Basically

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Christkindlmart

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Germany

Christkindlmart steven Nuremberg Germany 1989 Communism collapses and the Berlin Wall falls. There is something about the Christmas season in Germany that is unknown in the rest of the world. Not being of a Christian persuasion, myself, but having been raised celebrating the season, the sights, sounds and smells of Christkindlmart in Nuremberg is awe

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Fröhliche Weihnachten!

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Germany

Fröhliche Weihnachten! patricias Weihnachten is a quiet time in Germany. People are in a thoughtful mood. Towns have decorated their streetlights and businesses with christmas lights and branches of pine-needle and fir-needle trees. Everything appears in red and dark green. The colors of “Weihnachten” in Germany. Houses are usually scarcely decorated. You might see some

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Weihnachten in Germany

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Germany

Weihnachten in Germany janesway The Christmas season begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas with the lighting of the first candle on the Advent wreath, decorated with four candles. It signifies the 4ooo years that the world had to wait before the birth of Christ. Every evening people gather around the wreath and one of

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Christmas from a British perspective

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Germany

Christmas from a British perspective trampolinebabe Having lived in Germany for many years now, I have seen quite a few Christmas’ here. They are nothing like the unbelievable commercialism I have witnessed in the UK. They are joyous occasions filled with flickering candles, steaming gluhwein, lots of snow, and lovely Christmas markets in every town.

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Another German Christmas Tradition

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Another German Christmas Tradition The Beutel In some parts of Germany it is a tradition on the 26th of December to visit friends and praise their Christmas tree. This is called “Christbaumloben”. Mostly you ring at the door and when someone opens and lets you in, you look at the tree and say “A nice

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Adventszeit

Christmas Around the World, Europe, Germany

Adventszeit Peffi In München zu leben ist das Schönste, weil ich es genieße die Weihnachtsmärkte in München zu besuchen. Alles ist still und geruhsam. Die Menschen sind eingewickelt in Mäntel, weil es schneit und überall riecht es nach Glühwein. Doch trotzdem macht mich Weihnachten immer traurig, weil ich an all die Menschen denken muß die

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Christmas and New Year wishes in Belarussian

Belarus, Christmas Around the World, Europe

Christmas and New Year wishes in Belarussian Wishes Belarusian people say “Vyaselykh Kalyad” wishing each other a Merry Christmas and say “Shchaslivaga Novaga goda” when wishing a Happy New Year. Happy New 2001 Year!!! Peace and love!:)

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Fortune telling

Belarus, Christmas Around the World, Europe

Fortune telling Traditions Fortune telling or ‘gadanie’ is very popular among young girls who are very curious to know their future. Christmas time, or the night from the 6th of January on the 7th of January to be exact, is the perfect time to tell fortunes since it’s not considered to be a sin. So

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Christmas in Austria

Austria, Christmas Around the World, Europe

Christmas in Austria Staff SALZBURG, Austria – A wide variety of holiday concerts are available to tourists visiting Austria during the holiday season. This is to be expected in a land that gave rise to the musical genius of Wolfgang Mozart, Anton Bruckner, Johann Strauss Sr. and Jr. and Franz Schubert. Concert venues range from

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