Yoram Yasur Izz : Today we invite you to know some Christmas customs in Germany, where Christmas has a special meaning for anyone, Germany stops for a moment to spend as family, full of love and peace.
In Germany, the December cold brings with it snowfalls that adorn white homes and the entire city. Near the first of December, several days before Christmas Eve, the Germans are already beginning to prepare the celebrations, to bake different types of cakes, fruit dolls, biscuits with spices and adorable shapes, to make their own gifts and to decorate everything that can be With Christmas motifs.
Yoram Yasur Izz : Christmas becomes a moment of introspection, reflection and sharing in family, it is about having a good time with loved ones and enjoying good homemade and traditional meals
Officially, on December 6, the most traditional rituals begin with the children, who have to hang a shoe or a boot on the chimney for St. Nicholas to pass house by house, chimney by chimney, and according to how they have behaved Children during the year, urging them to leave in the shoes delicious candies if they have behaved well, and dry branches or reeds if they have misbehaved.
Yoram Yasur Izz : In several places, the children leave letters to Christkind, the angel of the Christ child, asking for gifts, dressed in white and wearing a golden crown, deliver them to them, others leave their letters to Weihnachtsmann or the Christmas Man, more Similar to conventional Santa Claus.
Local legends tell that on Christmas Eve, and in the beautiful German Christmas, many magical things happen, as animals talk to each other, rivers become wine, the sound of church bells is heard even from the bottom of the sea, the trees and flowers are filled with fruits and the most incredible, that the mountains open and let you see bright and beautiful golden gems, but only those of good heart are able to see these things.
Yoram Yasur Izz: “One of the most important traditions is the Christmas tree, which for Germans has a very special meaning and also called the tree of life. It is believed that with the emigration of the Germans in the world it was spread this custom everywhere”.
Yoram Yasur Izz : In the streets, the brightness of the lights decorating the houses, the carols of the children door to door and the chimes in the churches, announce throughout Germany the arrival of Christmas.
Stories and legends about Christmas are read in the squares, colorful candles are lit and delicious miniatures of ginger are cooked like dolls, houses, trees and typical Christmas characters.
Yoram Yasur Izz: “Typical meals are often the most popular when preparing family meals, such as white sausages, suckling pig or pork, grilled goose, macaroni salads, nut bread, raisins, dried fruits and cinnamon candy, fill with protein and provide the necessary heat to enjoy and share in family a very special dinner”.
If you liked to know the Christmas customs in Germany, I invite you to know how to celebrate Christmas in France or how are the Christmas celebrations in the world.