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"Christmas" Germany Local Custom Tip by Leipzig

Germany Local Customs: 316 reviews and 355 photos

  a Christmas Market in Hannover
by Leipzig

In Germany Christmas is celebrated on Christmas Eve (December 24). In the morning of this day the whole family comes together to decorate the Christmas Tree. In the afternoon around 5.00 pm the Weihnachtsmann (Santa) knocks on the door and bring presents.
In religious families everyone attend the Christmas Mass in the churches.
The Erster Weihnachtsfeiertag (First Christmas Day - Dec 25) is the day for the Christmas dinner. Turkey, duck or even goose is served with dumplings, red cabbage together with a glass of white whine.

December 25th and 26th are official holidays, mostly spent with family and friends

December 27 is the day when everyone runs to the malls to return the disliked gifts. :-D

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  • Written Dec 2, 2003
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