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Whether you're celebrating Christmas in a German-speaking country or you want to bring a few old-world traditions home, these Chrisymas phrases and traditions will make your holiday truly authentic.
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German nouns always start with a capital letter, unlike English, where only proper nouns or cristmas that begin a sentence are capitalized. Merry Christmas as well as many other German holiday greetings in no time.
Advent Latin for "arrival, coming" is the four-week period leading up to Christmas. Candles, with their light and warmth, have long been used in German winter celebrations as symbols of the sun in the dark of winter. Christians later adopted candles as their own symbols of the "Light of the World.
The word came into American English via the Pennsylvania Germans, whose neighbors holidys the German word for the bringer of gifts. In the U. Christians later made it a symbol of Christ's crown of thorns. According to legend, the holly berries were originally mrery but turned red from Happy holidays merry christmas blood.
Nicholas, is the day upon which the original Bishop Nicholas of Myra now in Turkey is commemorated holieays is the date of his death in the year He was later granted sainthood. According to legend, holidaus was also Bishop Nicholas who created the Christmas tradition of hanging stockings by the fireplace.
The kindly bishop is said to have thrown bags of gold for the poor down the chimney. The bags landed in stockings that had been christjas by the fire to dry. This Saint Nicholas legend may also partly explain the American custom of Santa coming down the chimney with his bag of gifts.