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The History of Christmas
The word Christmas comes from the words Cristes maesse, or "Christ's Mass." Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus for members of the Christian religion. The secular nature of Christmas was officially acknowledged in 1870 when the United States Congress made it a federal holiday.

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Stollen is a fruit bread containing dried fruit and often covered with powdered ... As a Christmas bread stollen was baked for the first time at the Council of Trent in 1545, and was made with flour, yeast, oil and water.

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The history of the Dresden type Christmas Stollen goes back to the 15th century. ... The Stollen is traditional baked during the advent, a holy season of the ...

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A treat for princes and paupers: the history of Dresden Stollen® ... The Striezel und its Christmas market - Dresden Christstollen®, which is also fondly known to  ...

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The History of Stollen Bread. Stollen or Christstollen is a tradition dating back to 14th century Germany. Germans baked stollen loaves at Christmas to honor ...

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Dresden Stollen, German Christmas bread goes by many different names: Stollen, Dresden Stollen, Strutzel, Striezel, Stutenbrot, or Christstollen. The traditional ...

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The 'Stollen' History. Over 600 years of 'Stollen' Tradition. Probably the germans invented it - the Christstollen, the King of all Christmas pastries. But this was a ...

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Dec 21, 2013 ... Stollen is a cake like yeast bread that usually has candied fruit, currants, ... a large Christmas market in which to buy meat for holiday festivities.

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Dresden Stollen is said to have originated in 1329 as a result of a contest offered by the ... Stollen History ... "What would Christmas be without Dresden Stollen.

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The tradition of baking Christmas Stollen in Dresden is very old. Historians fond out that Christmas Stollen was already baked in 1400. As a Christmas pasty it ...