old french delivery truck in light mustard green

Delivery – D – A to Z Challenge 2019

Jean peaked out of the windows, through the closed shutters he could’t see much. The road snaking up to the village was still empty. He pushed his small palms against the windowsill and let his bare feet quietly touch upon the ground. Would today be the day? Trying not to make any noise he hoisted himself onto the kitchen counter and retrieved the last handfull … Continue reading Delivery – D – A to Z Challenge 2019

Advent Calendar Day 24: A German Christmas

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A German Christmas

Danzig Christmas Tree 2009
Christmas Tree in Danzig, Poland 2009

Most of my blog’s readers know this, I am German, but grew up in Germany the US and France. Still Christmas stayed a completely German affair. Not all parts of Germany are very Christmassy, nor are all Germans Christians. Still Christmas is important.

Today, I want to share some of my traditions for the 24th of December, or Heiligabend (Holy Evening).
The 24th of December starts with the opening of the last bag, window or door of the advent calendar. Because Christmas is almost here! Actually celebrations happen on the 24th rather than on the 25th. Today things are different for many Children in Germany, because most will be banned from the living room for most of the day.
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