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Weihnachten is the observance of what is commonly known in English as Christmas Eve in the German-speaking countries like Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It is also widespread in countries with a German-speaking minority, such as ... In preparation for Weihnachten (Christmas), many families celebrate Advent.


A big part of the Christmas celebrations in Germany is Advent. Several different types of Advent calendars are used in German homes. As well as the traditional ...


Christmas Eve (Heiliger Abend) is celebrated in Germany on December 24. It is the last day of Advent and the start of the Christmas season. Many people spend the afternoon and ... What Do People Do? Many people travel to spend the late ...


Nov 28, 2014 ... Stock your pantry and keep your fire extinguisher handy. Here are 10 things you should know ahead of Christmas in Germany.


Many of these customs originated in Germany and Austria. ... including Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, the Christmas celebration does not end until this date  ...


German Christmas - how Germans celebrate Christmas and the advent ... Christmas in Germany is very traditional. ... Each family does it a little bit differently.


Here is a detailed note on Christmas celebrations in Germany. ... that those who do not eat well on Christmas Eve will be haunted by demons during the night.


Christmas in Germany is celebrated slightly different than in North America. ... If you do watch a Christmas movie you will likely be watching it – not snacking ...


All about Christmas in Germany, traditions and customs from Advent to ... compared to Christmas celebrations of yore, the German holiday season is a time for .... The adherents of the Catholic Counterreformation did not quietly accept the  ...