German-Style Christmas Markets in the US 2016
If you do not have the chance to travel to Germany or Austria this winter, you’ll find lots of European-style Christmas markets in the U.S. Find the one nearest you!
Christmas Village. Inner Harbor.
Nov 24 – Dec. 24
21st Annual Christkindlmarket. Daley Plaza, Chicago Loop.
Nov 18 –... [Read more of this review]
Reflections on the First Advent
Der Adventkranz – The Advent Wreath
The Advent wreath, is a Christian tradition that symbolizes the passage of the four weeks of Advent in the liturgical calendar of the Western church. The ring or wheel of the Advent wreath of evergreens decorated with candles was a symbol in northern Europe long before the arrival of Christianity. The circle... [Read more of this review]
Saint Martin Lantern Parades in the U.S.
On November 11th each year, German children around the world come together with their handmade lanterns to celebrate Saint Martin’s Day. St. Martin was born around 316 AD, and he dedicated his life to performing missionary work and helping the poor and ostracized.
On a particularly cold and windy winter night, St. Martin was traveling on horseback... [Read more of this review]
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