Christmas in Germany

By: Gavin M. & Jenny L.

Traditions

In Germany the tradition for Christmas is advent. Several different types of advent calendars are used in Germany homes. Another tradition in Germany is making cards, made by wreath of fir tree branches with 24 decorated boxes or bags hanging from it.
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Santa clause in Germany

In Germany Santa clause is called Father Christmas (der weihnachtsmann).

They have 2 different types of Santa clause, they have one on December 6th which is St. Nicholas day and "der nikolaus" which brings small gifts.

Food on Christmas

In Germany the food they eat for Christmas is Carp or Goose which are often served for the main Christmas meal. Stollen is as we'll a popular fruited yeast bread that is eaten at Christmas
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Beliefs

In Germany they believe in Jesus Christ which makes them Christian.

Gift exchanging

In Germany they do gift exchanging Christmas Eve, which is the main day they exchange presents with their families. On December 6th (st. Nicholas day) "der nikolaus" brings small gifts, such as sweets and chocolate to the children. He comes between the 5th and 6th and puts the presents into the shoes of the children, who usually place them by their doors on the previous evening.

Interesting facts

    • Sometimes wooden frames, covered with coloured plastic sheets and with electric candles inside, are put in windows to make the house look pretty from the outside.
    • In German Happy/Merry Christmas is 'Frohe Weihnachten'.
    • Germany is well known for its Christmas Markets where all sorts of Christmas foods and decorations are sold.